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First Stories of School

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the stories the Romans told of their first schools. It discusses the character of Roman memory of early education, the family display of sons and educators, and comic ... More


In Search of the Roman School

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the origins of the underestimation of the Roman contribution to schooling, and depicts the early centuries of schooling at Rome as a complex and thriving period. It recalls what ... More


Introduction: Three Vignettes

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine Roman education. Specifically, it asks what the ancients thought education would do to and for children, and what in ... More


The School of Impudence

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Between the century of the first teachers (roughly 240–140 bc) and the efflorescence of literary activity in the first centuries bc and ad, a small hint of the variety of Roman schooling is provided ... More


Conclusion

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. A liberal education, on an ancient and a modern understanding, promises freedom from want, from ignorance, and perhaps from convention. The idea that ... More


The Moral Sentence

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores a popular and long-lived school book of sententiae, the Distichs of Cato, and seeks to understand the microcosm of commands and obedience, faithful copying and study, of which ... More


Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Peter W. Martens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Scriptural interpretation was an important form of scholarship for Christians in late antiquity. For no one does this claim ring more true than Origen of Alexandria (185–254), one of the most ... More


Quintilian and Seneca

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The imitation of examples from literature was part of the moral education of the Roman aristocrat even before the advent of Greek influence. This chapter discusses The Education of an Orator, written ... More


S. F. Bonner, Education in Ancient Rome:From the Elder Cato to the Younger Pliny, Methuen & Co. (London, 1977)

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This review of S. F. Bonner’s Education in Ancient Rome: From the Elder Cato to the Younger Pliny (1977) appeared two years later. Bonner was well known for his standard work Roman Declamation, ... More


On History and Love: Thessalonikē, the Thessalonian Correspondence, and the Afterlife of the Apostle Paul

Laura Salah Nasrallah

in Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199699674
eISBN:
9780191822339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199699674.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Early Christians acted “out of love” for Paul—to quote a phrase from Tertullian—producing other texts and stories in his name or associated with him. Such pseudepigraphical writings should be ... More


Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Declamation—the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases—was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over ... More


Epilogue

Peter W. Martens

in Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

The epilogue gathers together the argument of this study. It also briefly explores the implications of the book's thesis for our understanding of Origen, the history of biblical interpretation (since ... More


Something New out of Armenia

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In 1997 M. Patillon and G. Bolognesi published a Budé text of Aelius Theon’s Progymnasmata (preliminary rhetorical exercises), in which the previously known but truncated Greek text is supplemented ... More


Quintilian and Rhetoric

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper, which originally appeared in 1975 as part of a collection of essays on Silver Latin, provides a general introduction to Quintilian’s major work, the Institutio oratoria (An orator’s ... More


Schoolroom and Courtroom

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper, originally a contribution to a collection of studies on rhetoric (1982), discusses some of the ways in which declamation, as conducted in the Roman schoolroom, interacted with real-life ... More


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