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A Companion to Ancient Education by Bloomer W. Martin;

A Companion to Ancient Education by Bloomer W. Martin;

Author:Bloomer, W. Martin;
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 2015-08-24T00:00:00+00:00


2. Tullia

Because few letters survive from Tullia’s early years, information is sparse. The schooling of a girl was brief, because she could expect to marry soon after puberty, though she might receive some tuition afterward (Suet. Gram. 16.1). Apart from basic elementary education in spoken Greek, reading, writing, and arithmetic, Tullia was no doubt taught weaving, spinning, probably music and embroidery, and attention was paid to social graces and deportment. She may, like Attica (269.2) have had a paedagogus from an early age, as well as nurses and women servants from babyhood. It is unlikely that she was sent to a grammaticus’ school, since there was plenty of opportunity in Cicero’s household to read Greek and Latin literature with her father, members of staff, and learned visitors; to converse; and to attend the theater. She grew up to be able to talk intelligently and to be praised by her father as learned (Q 3.3; F 249.2; Lactant. Inst. 1.15.20).



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