The classics in the medieval and Renaissance classroom : the role of ancient texts in the arts curriculum as revealed by surviving manuscripts and early printed books / edited by Juanita Feros Ruys, John O. Ward, and Melanie Heyworth.

Turnhout : Brepols, c2013.
Disputatio (Turnhout, Belgium) ; v. 20.
Disputatio ; v. 20
viii, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Classical education -- History.
Classical literature -- Study and teaching -- Europe, Western -- History.
Classical philology -- Study and teaching -- Europe, Western -- History.
Medievalists and Renaissance specialists contribute to this compelling volume examining how and why the classics of Greek and Latin culture were taught in various Western European curricula (including in England, Scotland, France, Germany, and Italy) from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries. By analysing some of the commentaries, glosses, and paraphrases of these classics that were deployed in medieval and Renaissance classrooms, and by off ering greater insight into premodern pedagogic practice, the chapters here emphasize the 'pragmatic' aspects of humanist study. The volume proposes that the classics continued to be studied in the medieval and Renaissance periods not simply for their cultural or 'ornamental' value, but also for utilitarian reasons, for 'life lessons'. Because the volume goes beyond analysing the educational manuals surviving from the premodern period and attempts to elucidate the teaching methodology of the premodern period, it provides anuanced insight into the formation of the premodern individual.
The classics in the classroom : an introduction / John O. Ward
Manuscript evidence of the teaching of the language arts in late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman England, with particular regard to the role of the classics / Gabriele Knappe
Teaching classical rhetoric in practice : evidence from Anselm de Besate / Beth S. Bennett
Thierry of Chartres and the causes of rhetoric : from the Heptateuchon to teaching the Ars rhetorica / Rita Copeland
The grammar and rhetoric offered to John of Salisbury / Karin Margareta Fredborg
Accessus to classical ;poets in the twelfth century / Birger Munk Olsen
What goes with Geoffrey of Vinsauf? Codicological clues to pedagogical practices in England, c. 1225-c. 1470 / Martin Camargo
Progymnasmata and progymnasmatic exercises in the medieval classroom / Manfred Kraus
Dreaming in class : Aristotle's De sompno in the schools / Lola Sharon Davidson
Aristotle in the medieval classroom : students, teaching, and educational change in the schools of Paris in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries / Steven J. Williams
Teaching techniques : the evidence of manuscript schoolbooks produced in Tuscany / Robert Black
George of Trebizond's De suavitate dicendi / Lucia Calboli Montefusco
Spreading the word : Antonio Mancinelli, the printing press, and the teaching of the Studia humanitatis / Dugald McLellan
Virgil in the Renaissance classroom : from Toscanella's Osservationi [...] sopra l'opere di Virgilio to the Exercitationes rhetoricae / Craig Kallendorf
What are the real differences between medieval and Renaissance commentaries? / Marjorie Curry Woods
George Buchanan's revision of the "St Andros" curriculum : Ramism, reformation religion, and Ciceronian humanism in transition / C. Jan Swearingen
"No Terence phrase : his tyme and myne are twaine" : Erasmus, Terence, and censorship in the Tudor classroom / Ursula Potter
Poetic technique and the liberal arts in the lay schoolroom : the Singschule ("singing school") of the German mastersingers of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries / Brian Taylor.
International conference proceedings.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
Ruys, Juanita Feros.
Ward, John O.
Heyworth, Melanie.
Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
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