Class 2612 RD Ch. 6 - astronomy, science, and other fields....

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RD Ch. 6 Cato the elder: When living, was a stubborn and difficult man. However, to later generations, he was a paragon of roman virtues: austerity, frugality, sobriety, gravity, and above all, respect for traditions . He did not want to expand to Greece because he feared that Roman way of living would change. In Rome, fathers instructed their kids. Cato adhered to the Roman tradition of the father as his son’s teacher. Early education: In the early period of Roman history, education was informal – children learned in their own homes, usually from their fathers.Romans realized that a child’s earliest years were most formative so they took an active interest in child’s upbringing. Grammaticus: Teacher of language and literature, also required students to learn music,
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Unformatted text preview: astronomy, science, and other fields. One understands such other fields to understand literature better, not to study the field for the sake of studying it. Rhetor: Professor of rhetoric. Study of rhetoric encompassed a number of discipline, somewhat similar to enrolling liberal arts program of modern universities. Parents who wanted their boys to become statesmen, politicians, public speakers, etc. sent their kids to a rhetor. Tacitus: Men such as Tacitucs like to talk about the good old days when young men learned rhetorical skills from observation of elders. Young man would accompany statesman, and listen....
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