Lect Notes 09-04-08

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Lecture Notes 9/4/08 Page 9/4/08 Lecture Notes Beginning of The Polis When aristocrats are born, they grow up together in the Women’s Quarters. At age 7, boys leave to live w/ their father. For conduct, a male slave, known as a paidagogos , which is basically a behavioral chaperon , watches the boy to & from school, and makes sure the boy does his homework, chores, etc. Primary Education (age 7yrs – 11y/o) – teaches reading, writing, and arithmetic. Girls, of those who received an education, learned at home Boys learned the alphabet forwards & backwards, then learned syllables, then words (deities o Greek was all in capital letters, w/ no spaces or punctuation (like a continuous URL). o Arithmetic began with fractions, not whole numbers. Herodas’s works, like Menander’s, survived only on papyrus. Each of Herodas’s 7 Mimes are skits Class notes on Herodas’s Mime 3: The Elementary School Teacher Setting : Primary school Characters : Lampriskos – the teacher Metrotime – the very poor mother Kottalos – Metrotime’s misbehaved son Skit : Metrotime’s purpose is to have her son, Kottalos, beaten very hard b/c she’s frustrated with his behavior. o Metrotime portrays herself sympathetically to Lampriskos by saying: Kottalos destroyed her livelihood She pays his school fee, knowing full well that he’s not learning She feels alone b/c her husband is deaf and blind. o
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2008 for the course REL 121g taught by Professor Hock during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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