Item #13322 A History of Education in Antiquity. H. I. Marrou, George Lamb, Trans.

A History of Education in Antiquity

Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1982.

Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". xviii, 466pp. Mild rubbing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of paper wraps. Occasional inked underlining to pages. Underlining does not obscure text. Binding is sound.

H. I. Marrou’s A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy, to the adaptation of Hellenistic ideals within the Roman education system, and ending with the rise of Christian schools and churches in the early medieval period. Marrou shows how education, once formed as a way to train young warriors, eventually became increasingly philosophical and secularized as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. Through his examination of the transformation of Greco-Roman education, Marrou is able to create a better understanding of these cultures.(Publisher). Good. Item #13322
ISBN: 0299088146

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