Gymnastics of the Mind : Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt by Raffaella Cribiore

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  • Title: Gymnastics of the Mind : Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
  • Author: Raffaella Cribiore
  • Category: Other
  • Date: 11/01/13
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781400844418

 

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This e book is directly an intensive examine of the academic system for the Greeks of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, and a window to the huge panorama of academic practices in the Greco-Roman world. It describes how individuals realized, taught, and practiced literate expertise, how colleges functioned, and what the curriculum comprised. Raffaella Cribiore attracts on over 400 papyri, ostraca (sherds of pottery or slices of limestone), and tablets that characteristic every part from workouts involving letters of the alphabet by means of rhetorical compositions that represented the work of superior college students. The distinctive wealth of surviving supply materials renders Egypt a perfect house of reference. The e book makes excursions past Egypt as properly, significantly in the Greek East, by inspecting the letters of the Antiochene Libanius which are involved with training.

 

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