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Back to School! Scribal Education in the ANE

March 11, 2020 Digital Hammurabi Season 1 Episode 1
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Back to School! Scribal Education in the ANE
Chapters
2:45
Schooling in Literature
6:18
General Curriculum
8:35
Archaeology of the Tablet Types
13:39
Specifics of the Curriculum
30:36
Why Does Any of This Matter?
HeBANE
Back to School! Scribal Education in the ANE
Mar 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Digital Hammurabi

 Remember what it was like when you were in school? Listening to the teacher, doing your exercises, eating lunch with your friends... But what was school like in the Ancient Near East? How did students learn to read, write, and assimilate information about the culture in which they lived (and its history)?

Join Dr. Josh as he paints a picture of what it was like to go to school in the early second millennium BCE. Hear about a young boy who goes to class, does his work, gets a home visit from his teacher... and is caned for all sorts of little infractions in the classroom! We will also discuss the curriculum that the scribal students were taught, from simple cuneiform sign forms to complex literary compositions. 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

 Remember what it was like when you were in school? Listening to the teacher, doing your exercises, eating lunch with your friends... But what was school like in the Ancient Near East? How did students learn to read, write, and assimilate information about the culture in which they lived (and its history)?

Join Dr. Josh as he paints a picture of what it was like to go to school in the early second millennium BCE. Hear about a young boy who goes to class, does his work, gets a home visit from his teacher... and is caned for all sorts of little infractions in the classroom! We will also discuss the curriculum that the scribal students were taught, from simple cuneiform sign forms to complex literary compositions. 

Schooling in Literature
General Curriculum
Archaeology of the Tablet Types
Specifics of the Curriculum
Why Does Any of This Matter?