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date: 26 November 2020

education, Roman 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
J. V. MuirJ. V. Muir

There is very little reliable evidence bearing upon formal education in the early period. Education was then certainly centred on the family and was probably based upon apprenticeship supervised by the father—in poorer homes an apprenticeship to agriculture or trade, in more aristocratic circles to military service and public life (what later became known as the ... ...

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