HIST 250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Hagiography
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•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
•Few public posts, predominantly private employment
•Formal study available in Alexandrian until Muslim conquest (7th c.)
•Constantine (334): Grants architects and their parents immunity from personal
Foundations of Christian Education (3rd-5th c.)
oInformal early participation in Roman system
oConflicted attitudes to traditional disciplines & texts
Virtue of rusticitas
Appropriation or Destruction?
oClosing of philosophical academies
Ban on non-Christian administrations & educators
•Education in Christian Doctrine/Theology
oEducation before initiation
Reading the Bible?
Problems of widespread conversion?
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
oHomilies and Pastoral Dissertations
oLetters and Letter Collections
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