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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Education in Ancient Greece


Education in ancient Greece varied from one city state to another. It also varied according to the class of the student. Education was mainly for boys and not girls or slaves.
In the city state of Sparta, boys stayed with their mothers until the age of 4 years, and then were taken to live with men and given an education which would prepare them for the army. The art of dancing was encouraged to develop physical strength. In the city state of Athens, education was intended to produce well rounded men and included literature, all kinds of arts, as well as sciences (as they were known in those days).
The necklace with lampwork glass beads shown in the above picture was hand crafted by the Beadshaper . Rose was a public school teacher before she retired and became a glass bead and jewelry artist.