romeinse schrijfstift

Romeinse schrijfstift.

Afmeting: 18 cm.
Periode: 0 tot 400 n.Chr.

Above: One Roman Brass writing stylus.

The Roman education at that time of.......
Education was very important to the Ancient Romans The rich people in Ancient Rome put a great deal of faith in education. While the poor in Ancient Rome did not receive a formal education, many still learned to read and write. Children from rich families, however, were well schooled and were taught by a private tutor at home or went to what we would recognise as schools. In general, schools as we would recognise them, were for boys only. Also, Roman schools were rarely an individual building but an extension of a shop - separated from the crowd by a mere curtain!

Learning in Roman schools was based on fear. Boys were beaten for the slightest offence as a belief existed that a boy would learn correctly and accurately if he feared being caned if he got something wrong. For boys who continued to get things wrong, some schools had a policy of having pupils held down by two slaves while his tutor beat him with a leather whip.
Roman Education

There was not a great deal of subject choice in a Roman school. Therefore a boredom threshold must have been quick