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A significant other to old Education provides a sequence of essays from prime experts within the box that symbolize the main updated scholarship in terms of the increase and unfold of academic practices and theories within the old Greek and Roman worlds.

• displays the most recent learn findings and offers new old syntheses of the increase, unfold, and reasons of old schooling in historic Greece and Rome
• bargains accomplished insurance of the most sessions, crises, and advancements of historic schooling besides old sketches of varied academic equipment and the diffusion of schooling in the course of the historic global
• Covers either liberal and intolerant (non-elite) schooling in the course of antiquity
• Addresses the cloth perform and fabric realities of schooling, and the first thinkers in the course of antiquity via to overdue antiquity

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Olivier 1975, 58–59; Van der Toorn 2007). By the time of the regimes of David and Solomon (ca. 1000–922 bce), or perhaps somewhat later (eighth to seventh centuries), as an increasing need was felt for trained staff to manage the kingdom(s) and communicate with outside powers (Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Persians), a broader schooling in administrative procedures, law, ritual, and justice, was developed. This training took place largely, perhaps exclusively, in Jerusalem (and after the division of the kingdom, also at Samaria in the north), where the “sons of the king” were educated together with those of other leading functionaries.

Only much later, in the sixth century ce it seems, was an edition of the Avestan Yashts and Gathas written down, in the Pahlavi script: bits of this edition were eventually 22 Mark Griffith conveyed in the ninth century by Zoroastrian immigrants into India, who were t­henceforth known as “Persians” (Parsis), and these bits appear to be the source of our extant fourteenth‐century manuscripts (Malandra 1983: 3‐31). 367–373; Deshpande 1995: 67–84; for the archaeological and historical e­vidence, Drews 1988; Phillips 1972: 39–53).

But tracing its early evolution presents large problems, as no written d­ocuments exist from earlier than the sixth century bce, and the archaeological record leaves much open to interpretation. Many aspects of the early periods of Indian history remain obscure and controversial, and as with ancient Israel, both ancient and modern accounts are often colored by nostalgia and/or ideological bias. Nonetheless, certain general tendencies and particular institutions can be tracked, at least from ca.

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