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

Martin Bloomer


This cultural and intellectual history focuses on education as practiced by the imperial-age Romans, looking at what they considered the value of education and its effect on children. The author details the processes, exercises, claims, and contexts of liberal education from the late first century Bce to the third century ce—the epoch of rhetorical education. He examines the adaptation of Greek institutions, methods, and texts by the Romans, and traces the Romans' own history of education. The author argues that while Rome's enduring educational legacy includes the seven liberal arts and a can ... More

Keywords: education, imperial-age Romans, Greek institutions, Romans, educational legacy, liberal arts, school texts, reading, writing, reciting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520255760
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Bloomer, author