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Education in Ancient Greece

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Formal education in Ancient Greece was private. The state was responsible for school opening hours, number and age of students and also for behaviour of teachers. The school years were ten and children were going to school for the first time at the age of 7. Due to private education only children of rich families were able to continue after the first 3-4 years.

The basic school education consisted of grammar, gymnastics and music courses. Grammar contained writing, reading, mathematics, poetry (like Homeric Epics). During gymnastics course students were working out in Palestra, a public sporting place. Music course contained dance and musical instruments learning.

In addition, students who were from rich families were accompanied by a slave when they were going to school who was also responsible for helping them to their studies.

It has to be mentioned that in Ancient Greece there were no Higher Educational Institutes. Sophists used to teach every subject such as geometry, physics, astronomy, medicine etc.

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