Education in the Christian Roman Empire

The emperors founded quite a number of schools for orphans. These used the same syllabus as the one followed in the country’s primary schools, but children from upper- and middle-class families were often educated by private tutors who preferred welltried Graeco-Roman methods. Continue reading “Education in the Christian Roman Empire”

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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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