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Education was very important to the Ancient Romans The goal of Education was to be an effective speaker The school day began before sunrise as did all work in Rome Students brought candles to use intill sunrise No one knows when the school days started but they probably varried from school to school However we do know that school began each year on March 24th Rome didnt have public schools they usually had private and home schools Most schools were very small about one to two rooms Students wrote on paper made from reeds and they also used wax boards There were a few advantages of using the wax board tablets such as having the ability to re-write something or if you made a mistake you could just rub the wax smooth and start over again A school would only have a few books for everyone to use Books had to be written by hand and were usually made from one long piece of pater rolled around a stick It was called a scroll Children aged 6- 7 would first attend primary school The lessons were basic with a main focus on writing reading and learning to count The alphabet was learned letter by letter Children would use scrolls and books to learn to read wax tablets for writing and pebbles or an abucus to learn basic mathematics At the age of 12 students were taught by grammematicus a mad with lots of knowledge Students then studied poetry history goegraphy and grammer The Romans admired Greek culture so the Greek launguage was studied by older students who could then read books by Greek writers such as Homer In early Roman days boys education took place at home If his father could read and write he would teach his son to do the same The father would teach his son to Roman law history customs physical training and wepon handling to prepare for
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