“The School of Rome” by W. Martin Bloomer

W. Martin Bloomer is Associate Professor of Classics at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. His new book, “The School of Rome”, sees him taking a provocative and insightful look at the history of education, one that deserves the widest possible audience. He argues that education in the early Roman Empire was a process designed to ensure the development of a new generation of leaders, men who would knowingly or otherwise uphold the social and cultural values of the emerging state.  In this, Bloomer sees striking similarities with the way education is politicisied in contemporary Western societies.

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