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School in Ancient Greece

Celebrating World Teachers' Day

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  • Online Session

About the Tour

In celebration of the ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐—ง๐—˜๐—”๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ' ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ, let's explore the mechanisms of primary education that helped to promote literacy in ancient Greece and gave rise to Classical wonder! Let's recreate ancient classrooms and classes, teachers and pupils interacting in our imagination, through descriptions in ancient literary sources, comparing them with representations on vases and excavation finds! In Classical Athens, education aimed to nurture a bright spirit in harmony with a strong body. As a result, children in private primary schools were taught how to write and read, in addition to developing basic mathematics, language, and literature skills. Furthermore, they learned how to play the lyre and sing to the accompaniment of the flute, as well as exercise in ancient gymnasiums. ๐Ÿ”ด What kind of buildings housed all these activities? ๐Ÿ”ด Did girls go to school like boys? ๐Ÿ”ด What type of writing implements did ancient pupils use to write? Did they even have books or notebooks? ๐Ÿ”ด What were their favorite break-time games? ๐Ÿ”ด How much did ancient teachers earn and what was their social standing? ๐Ÿ”ด Finally, how different was Sparta's educational system to Athens'?


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