Private and Public Education

Catherine Hezser

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Private and Public Education


This article examines private and public education in Hellenistic and Roman times. It first describes education in Graeco-Roman society, and then moves on to discuss Jewish primary education. The next section focuses on the higher education of the Jews, before it finally discusses Jewish participation in Graeco-Roman education. The article also considers professional education and women's education in Roman Palestine.

Keywords: private education; public education; primary education; higher education; Graeco-Roman education; professional education; women's education

Article.  7931 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History

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