Stories of Daily Life from the Roman World

Extracts from the Ancient Colloquia

Author: Eleanor Dickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107176808

Category: History

Page: 150

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What did Roman children do first when they arrived at school in the morning? What excuse for missing school could be counted on to stave off a whipping from the teacher? What did a Roman banker do when someone came to borrow money? What did a Roman wife say when her husband came home drunk? The answers to such questions can be found not in mainstream ancient literature (whose writers had their minds on higher things) but in language textbooks for ancient Latin learners. These 'colloquia' offer an ancient introduction to Roman culture, covering such areas as shopping, banking, bathing, dining, arguing, and going to school; recently rediscovered, they are here presented for the first time in a format aimed at readers with no prior knowledge of Latin, Greek, or the ancient world. They come complete with introductory material, extensive illustrations, and a full explanation of their fascinating history.
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Learn Latin from the Romans

A Complete Introductory Course Using Textbooks from the Roman Empire

Author: Eleanor Dickey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107140846

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 526

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The only introductory Latin textbook to use texts written by ancient Romans for Latin learners, presented in one volume.
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The Educational Thought and Influence of Matthew Arnold

Author: W.F. Connell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134684568

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Drawing on the great wealth of knowledge and experience of education practitioners and theorists, these volumes explore the very important relationship between education and society. These book became standard texts for actual and intending teachers. Drawing upon comparative material from Israel France, and Germany, titles in The Sociology of Education set of the Internation Library of Sociology also discuss the key questions of girls' and special needs education, and the psychology of education.
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An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893316

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.
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The World of Early Egyptian Christianity

Language, Literature, and Social Context : Essays in Honor of David W. Johnson

Author: D. W Johnson

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214807

Category: History

Page: 226

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With increasing interest in early Egyptian (Coptic) Christianity, this volume offers an important collection of essays about Coptic language, literature, and social history by the very finest authors in the field. The essays explore a wide range of topics and offer much to the advancement of Coptic studies
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