The Teacher in Ancient Rome

The Teacher in Ancient Rome : The Magister and His World

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Although a number of general books about ancient education have been published over the last few decades, none of these books emphasize the teacher. The Teacher in Ancient Rome: The Magister and His World, by Lisa Maurice, aims to correct this and provides a wide-ranging survey of the personal and professional life of the schoolteacher in ancient Rome. This in-depth study fills a significant gap in the literature of Roman history and ancient more

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  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 073917908X
  • 9780739179086
  • 2,165,678

Review quote

Maurice has crafted a carefully researched and complete study: while scholars will appreciate the source material included, students will find the text readable. This text will be cited in the future as a definitive work on the teacher in ancient Rome. -- William J. Dominik, University of Otago Maurice provides the most thorough presentation of the ancient evidence for the role and practice of teachers in the Roman world. This is a valuable synthesis of the evidence, ably and clearly expounded. It will be of value to all interested in how the Romans educated children. Students of contemporary education will find much valuable comparative material. -- W. Martin Bloomer, University of Notre Dameshow more

About Lisa Maurice

Lisa Maurice is a lecturer in classics at Bar-Ilan more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Terminology of Education: Magistri, Grammatici, Litteratores and More... Chapter 2. The Teacher and His School: the Professional in His Work Environment Chapter 3. Pedagogical Methods Chapter 4. Teaching of Slaves and Slave-Teachers: Slavery in Education Chapter 5. The Social Status of the Teacher Chapter 6. Education and Ideology Chapter 7. Afterword: Teachers Ancient and Modern: Some Brief Conclusions and Comparisonsshow more