Schooling in Persona: Imagination and Subordination in Roman Education

  title={Schooling in Persona: Imagination and Subordination in Roman Education},
  author={W. Bloomer},
  journal={Classical Antiquity},
  • W. Bloomer
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • Classical Antiquity
This article explores the relationship between Roman school texts and the socialization of the student into an elite man. I argue that composition and declamation communicated social values; in fact, the rhetorical education of the late republic and the empire was a process of socialization that produced a definite subjectivity in its elite participants. I treat two genres of Roman school texts: the expansions on a set theme known as declamation and the bilingual, Greek and Latin, writing… Expand