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A spouse to historical Education offers a chain of essays from best experts within the box that characterize the main updated scholarship in relation to the increase and unfold of academic practices and theories within the historical Greek and Roman worlds.

• displays the newest learn findings and provides new historic syntheses of the increase, unfold, and reasons of historic schooling in historic Greece and Rome
• bargains accomplished assurance of the most classes, crises, and advancements of old schooling in addition to ancient sketches of assorted academic tools and the diffusion of schooling during the historic international
• Covers either liberal and intolerant (non-elite) schooling in the course of antiquity
• Addresses the fabric perform and fabric realities of schooling, and the first thinkers in the course of antiquity via to past due antiquity

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As the language and original context of the Vedas became ever more remote from contemporary experience, Brahmanic scholars developed extraordi­ nary skills at linguistics, debate, logic, and mystical philosophy, which would be enhanced by deep study of the Upanishads, as well as the Silpas. Learned debate was highly prized, and the subtleties of interpretation, allegorization, and mystification were endless. The analogy with fourth‐century Athens (Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, Epicurus’ Garden) or Hellenistic Alexandria (Ptolemy’s Mouseion) is obvious—with the big difference that the Indic system continued to eschew writing completely.

We do not know what the Greek‐speaking inhabitants of the Bronze Age Aegean called A Companion to Ancient Education, First Edition. Edited by W. Martin Bloomer. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Earliest Greek Systems of Education 27 t­hemselves, or even if they had a single name. ”) Later, the term Hellênes is used in Homer to refer only to the Myrmidons (= Thessalians; Il. 2. 3). In Hesiod Works and Days (528, 653), Hellênes and Panhellênes appear to mean “the Greeks” in general; but ancient scholars argued about this issue: see Strabo 8.

Ugarit: The fullest archaeological record from the Levant, and the most significant for the study of early Greece, is to be found at Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), in northwest Syria. Between ca. 2000 and 1180 (when the Sea Peoples destroyed the city), Ugarit, whose inhabitants appear perhaps to have been Amorites, grew to be a thriving cosmo­ politan trading center, one of many independent Levantine city‐states in contact with Egypt, Mesopotamia, and (from c. 1600) Anatolia and the Aegean (Boardman 1980: 35, 54; Burkert 1992; Kuhrt 1995: 300–314; Dietrich and Loretz 1995).

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