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Lecture 4

HIST 250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Hagiography


Department
History
Course Code
HIST 250
Professor
Laura Carlson
Lecture
4

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Law:
Derived from rhetorical study
Organized training system; 4-5 years of study
Reform of legal training under Eastern Emperor Justinian (553)
All law schools closed excerpt in Berytus & Constantinople
Medicine:
Apprenticeship system
Few public posts, predominantly private employment
Formal study available in Alexandrian until Muslim conquest (7th c.)
Architecture/Engineering:
Apprenticeship System
Constantine (334): Grants architects and their parents immunity from personal
taxes
Foundations of Christian Education (3rd-5th c.)
Secular Education
oInformal early participation in Roman system
oConflicted attitudes to traditional disciplines & texts
Virtue of rusticitas
Appropriation or Destruction?
oClosing of philosophical academies
Athens, Alexandria
Ban on non-Christian administrations & educators
Education in Christian Doctrine/Theology
oEducation before initiation
Lay instruction
Reading the Bible?
Problems of widespread conversion?
oClerical instruction
Early emphasis on virtue over formal training
The Patristic Age
Enduring Legacy of Roman Education
“Roman-trained” Fathers of the Church
oAugustine, Ambrose, Jerome, Orosius
New & Continued Textual Traditions
oDogmatic Treaties
oExegetical Works
oHagiography
oHomilies and Pastoral Dissertations
oApologetics
oPoetry
oLetters and Letter Collections
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