Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Education

Who were taught in the Byzantine Empire

St. Gregory Nazianzen confidently states: ‘I think that all those who have sense will acknowledge that education is the first of the goods we possess‘, and J. B. Bury was doubtless right in saying that in the Eastern Empire ‘every boy and girl whose parents could afford to pay was educated’, in contrast to the West where in the Dark Ages book learning was drawn from monastic sources. Continue reading “Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Education”


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