Science Education in the Early Roman Empire

  • by Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by Richard Carrier
  • 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Throughout the Roman Empire cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities, and medical and engineering schools. What were they like? What did they teach? Who got to attend them? In the first treatment of this subject ever published, Dr. Richard Carrier answers all these questions and more, describing the entire education system of the early Roman Empire, with a unique emphasis on the quality and quantity of its science content. He also compares pagan attitudes toward the Roman system of education with the very different attitudes of ancient Jews and Christians, finding stark contrasts that would set the stage for the coming Dark Ages.


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I like the perspectives and arguments presented, and supported, here by the author. I did need to stop the audio to look up some words, the flow of the book was good.
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- Leslie RP

Just wish it were longer.

Carrier is awesome and thorough. I just want more! I can hardly wait for the second part.
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- Mark Kind

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2016
  • Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing