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By Melissa Cross.  Usually no doctors, instead a midwife  Relatively public, but no males  Father-Baby tradition (laid at feet)  Eight Days of Religious.

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1 By Melissa Cross

2  Usually no doctors, instead a midwife  Relatively public, but no males  Father-Baby tradition (laid at feet)  Eight Days of Religious Ceremonies  Dies lustricus – naming  Crepundia (child’s playthings) & Bulla (locket)  Birth registration within 30 days  Pater Familias

3  1st – Crepundia  2 nd – Rag, clay, or wax dolls  3rd – Ivory Letters  4th – Board games/Pebbles  5th – Equivalent of « Blind Man’s Bluff », « Hide and Seek », « Seesaw » and « Jackstones »  Pets = Dogs/Cats

4 Jackstones Blind Man’s Bluff Crepundia Bulla

5  Men vs. Women  Upper-class vs. Middle-class vs. Lower-class  Moral rather than Intellectual  Revere Gods, respect the law, do not question/disobey authority, be truthful, be self-reliant  First seven years taught by mother  Pietas (devotion to duty)  Not legally required

6  7+ boys taught by father – learning by example  Privately tutored (often by Greek slave)  Grammaticus: Writing & Speaking & Poetry (up to 15 years old)  Rhetoric: Very few (orators); lawyer/politician; public speaking, geography, music, etc.; most likely done through tutors  Two branches of Rhetoric: Judicial oratory (i.e. political career) & Deliberative branch (Roman Senate)  Philosophy

7  Primary (public) school - ludus litterarius  Requirements of every day life, reading, and writing  Father taught to read and write (if he could) and explained Roman law, history, customs & pushed physical training  Parents, not slaves

8  Spin, weave, & sew  Some left to school but not above primary education

9  March 24th  Sunrise – Siesta – Daybreak  Method from Greeks  Force  Wooden tablets with wax; pebbles for math; papyrus scrolls; stylus;  Reading, writing, & counting  Not free

10 Styli Wooden tablet Roman Classroom

11  Trusted male slave  « Child leader »  Older  Constantly monitored youth behavior  Corporal punishment  Ideally spoke proper Greek

12  Boy lays bulla & toga before Lares  Sacrifice offered  Bulla hung up  Dressed in white tunic  Son of senator – two wide crimson stripes; Son of knight – two narrow  Toga Virilis  Public ceremony (at Forum)  Name added to list of citizens  Feast

13 Toga Virilis Lares (Pompeii)

14  Coming of age ceremony  Schools/Education  Toys

15      Ancient Rome In So Many Words by Christopher Francese    toys-of-all-generations/ toys-of-all-generations/   Buff.html Buff.html 


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