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The Ancient Greeks The life in a day of a Greek teacher By Devin S. Bucak
7:15 A.M. I got out of bed and put on a light tunic made of woven linen. Then I went out into my court yard and went down to my kitchen. There I ate a healthy meal of figs on bread. Then I went into the kitchen to get some wine to go with it. Then my wife came down.
7:50 A.M. On my way to the schoolhouse I walked by the market. There were farmers selling bread and berries, people selling slaves, and some men arguing about politics. Lastly, a woman was selling clothes made of some high quality wool.
8:15 A.M. I came to the school. “Hello,” I said to the class of boys, for girls never came to school. Then we moved onto writing. I wrote “Α” on the board, “is capital alpha,” I said, and “α” lower case. “Beta, Β and β”. I taught them the alphabet. “Omega, Ω and ω, and that concludes writing”. I never liked writing, but I had to have it so children would actually come.
The Greek alphabet Αα Alpha Νν Nu Ββ Beta Ξξ Xi Γγ Gamma Οο Omicron Δδ Delta Ππ Pi Εε Epsilon Ρρ Rho Ζζ Zeta Σσς Sigma Ηη Eta Ττ Tau Θθ Theta Υυ Upsilon Ιι Iota Φφ Phi Κκ Kappa Χχ Chi Λλ Lambda Ψψ Psi Μμ Mu Ωω Omega
9:00 A.M. Now we were getting to mathematics. I gave everyone a slate and made them write down the numbers α ʹ -. (1-900!) I loved math, and I put two and a half hours of it into my schedule. And the people who couldn’t do their work in that time were whipped. ʹ
11:30 A.M. “Time’s up!” I yelled. But somebody wasn’t done, and most couldn’t fit it on their slates. CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! yelled the whip. Now it was time to learn to play the lyre, which all of them were afraid to play. I am immensely good at it, and I hate it when kids are bad at it.
12:30-1:45 P.M. Now I made them all read the third part of the Iliad and paint a painting of the impression they got. After that I taught them about how the government ties into some things but not others, like my school. Now I went out to get lunch and go to the market.
1:50 P.M. I bought wine and bread, and dipped figs in the wine as well as the bread. I ate some of the food at my house. Then I realized I was late for the gymnasium. I ran with another group of men and finally went back home.
5:00 p.m. When I got home I went into the kitchen.Then we ate a dinner of pomegranates and bread (again). Finally, I finished and went to the courtyard to read.
7:00 P.M. Then I sat down and read a little of my copy of the Odyssey. When I was done I went upstairs. Then I got undressed and got into bed. The next morning you asked me about my day.
Weirdo Films Sources: MrDonn. Org, THE ANCIENT GREEKS by Sophie Descamps In Association with Seminar rules! and the Farmer John Co. Directed by Devin Bucak