EN 1006 Lecture Notes - Attic Greek, Prodicus, Preface

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Lecture 4 notes on rhetorical education: educational systems in ancient greece. - early forms of education during homeric times -- young people learned through apprenticeship and one-to-one training, from imitation of worthy models; -formal education in ancient greece first appeared during the 7and 6th c. Bc; yet it was not primarily an education in letters down to the later 5th century. - the pursuits of music and sports became available to ordinary citizens. At the age of seven the athenian child began taking lessons in music and gymnastics; -during the 5th century, when the laws were inscribed on stone so that the citizens of athens could read them, writing and literacy began to be widely accepted. -writing also advance the development of self-conscious reflection and examination, which brought about the blooming of philosophical speculation and growing interest in recording traditional myths and describing foreign places and customs. - rhetoric turned into an art form that required a formal study.

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