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In the early 8th to 6th century bc In Athens boys are taught by their mother or their slaves and girls stayed at home and learns housekeeping and motherhood and never go to school Until their 6 7 years old the boys can go to a neighborhood schools or primary schools Poor children did not go to school they were need in their homes so the family can make a living Books were hard to find in Athens and they were expensive so subjects are read out loud and they had to memorize everything when they go to school they only brought writing tablets and rulers Their teachers are old retired Military men Kids are beaten for misbehaviour and careless mistakes At the back of every class there is a Pedagogue they are educated and trusted slaves their job is to watch the kids and help them choose good friends and check their behaviour and progress in class They only had three main subjects to study Grammar Music and GymnasticsThe purpose of grammar was to make literate citizens They learn the correct expression of language and basics of reading writing and arithmetic Boys write and calculate by scratching their letters with a stylus on a board with wax Teachers took them for grading and then dipped into a tub of wax so it was ready to be reused In higher levels they studied more advanced literature so that they might improve their writing styles and appreciate fine literature More memorization was done some of the boys could recite Iliads books Music has two purposes boys were taught to sing and they tried to play the seven-stringed lyres This was to help them entertain their friends at social gatherings Their exposed to good music to gain appreciation for it and because the Greeks believed that music had a Purifying effect on their souls and it would help them grow up to be a fine
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