Education in the Christian Roman Empire: Christian and Pagan Theories under Constantine and His Successors

@article{Downey1957EducationIT,
  title={Education in the Christian Roman Empire: Christian and Pagan Theories under Constantine and His Successors},
  author={Glanville Downey},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1957},
  volume={32},
  pages={48 - 61}
}
  • G. Downey
  • Published 1 January 1957
  • History
  • Speculum
EVER since the days of Socrates and Plato, at least some statesmen have been very much aware of the role of education in the preparation of men for their duties in the state as well as in private life. Modern educational problems, which will affect he welfare of the state, are only too familiar; and we know that similar problems existed in antiquity. A characteristic understanding of what was involved appears in the brief treatise on educating children written by St John Chrysostom, in the… 

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