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The School of Rome


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Acknowledgments Introduction: Three Vignettes 1. In Search of the Roman School 2. First Stories of School 3. The School of Impudence 4. The Manual and the Child 5. The Child an Open Book 6. Grammar and the Unity of Curriculum 7. The Moral Sentence 8. Rhetorical Habitus Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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W. Martin Bloomer is Associate Professor of Classics at Notre Dame University. His books include Valerius Maximus and the Rhetoric of the New Nobility and The Contest of Language.


"Bloomer has composed a compelling, insightful work... [This] text deserves a wide audience." -- Zara M. Torlone, Miami University Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR) "A clever and sophisticated reading of [Roman] society." -- Tim Whitmarsh London Review Of Books "Adventurous... An entertaining reconstruction of the difficulties encountered by early schools of rhetoric at Rome." -- Teresa Morgan, Oriel College, Oxford Jrnl Of Roman Stds/Jrnl Of Hellenic Stds

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