THE STAGES AND DIVISION OF ROMAN EDUCATION: A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TEACHING OF THE LUDI MAGISTER AND THE GRAMMATICUS

Alan D. Booth, McMaster University

Abstract

From a survey of evidence from the seventh century B.C. to the seventh century A.D. it is con tended that Roman education was divided into technical training for the lower-classes in the ludus litterarius, and liberal for the teaching upper-classes which was regarded as beginning with the grammaticus.