Why did Roman parents send their child to school with a slave? How did the Greeks and Romans learn each other’s languages? Any why did the Romans need a shower and a scrape after a visit to the bathhouse?
Ancient Egyptians suffered from a variety of diseases, both congenital and acquired, which developed as a result of their
cultural practices and environment.
What is comparative history good for? Does it pose special challenges? In our time of accelerating globalization, are we ready to embrace a new inter-discipline, Comparative Classics?
Collegiate classics, under the sway of too severe a concept of professional philology, has drastically underplayed its educational hand in such a way that it has diminished its vitality, impact, and usefulness; yet this damage can be reversed
Here I attempt a brief review and synthesis of the contents of these frameworks, and an assessment of current priorities in Bronze Age research.
The use of data to analyse broader perspectives is not a straightforward process. Unpublished excavation reports, specialist reports, archaeological databases and theses comprise the
The phenomenon of bicultural alienation amounting to almost total loss of identity is frequently documented. The problem of multilingualism has different aspects: to be able to join the mainstream of modern African urban life, native African speakers need to acquire at least one, often two, European-based languages. To promulgate an own, African education that would equip the native speaker with the tools to adapt to an ‘Africanized’ technological and media- controlled era would require the adaptation in South Africa alone of about eleven African languages to this era and its specialized vocabulary
Education at Rome was shaped by what was commonly felt as to what the children should become as citizens.
Modern scholars have debated the exact nature of the Spartan krypteia (????????), a group of young men who roamed the countryside killing helots. Some have seen it as a form of education, others as a form of suppression. However, not many scholars have pointed out that the krypteia was a form of guerrilla warfare against the helot population.