EDUCATION IN ANCIENT GREECE
Education was an important part of life in Ancient Greece, and both boys and girls were given an education. Some city-states in Ancient Greece had public schools, but most often children were taught by a tutor that was hired by their family. As such, formal education was usually only available for more wealthy families.
Boys in Ancient Greece, learned several things as part of their education, such as: how to read, how to write, math, sing, play an instrument and practice physical training. Physical training and participation in sports became more important as the boys became teenagers and prepared for military service. In fact, in Sparta, physical training was the main focus of education for all children. Girls in Ancient Greece received a similar education as boys, but generally did not receive much of an education past childhood. Instead, girls were prepared for life in the home.
Also, there were several important philosophers in the time of Ancient Greece, including: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Their teachings on society and life still remain important today and are still studied by students around the world. Furthermore, Ancient Greek scholars also studied history, medicine and art, which all added to the culture of Ancient Greece.
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