Education in Renaissance Italy
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This paper examines the specifics of what was taught to Italian boys during the Renaissance, as well as assessing what larger cultural and social ideals were being referenced by such an education.
From the Paper:"The Renaissance, while it lay upon a basis of classical and particularly Latinate grammar and writings, was not simply a reprise of the classical world. The neoclassical transformed the classical perspective, adapting it (primarily through the process of determining what would be revived and what would be left to molder) to the beginnings of the modern world. Much of the Renaissance curriculum, Grendler argues, was based upon the Latin language itself. It mattered what texts were being read, certainly: Cicero was more in favor than Ovid or Horace, at least initially, and the Greek playwrights were given short shrift. But at least to some extent more than the texts themselves was the fact that students were being schooled in the rigors of the Latin language."
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