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T this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevan First published posthumously in 1570 Ascham s The Scholemaster is a rambling as many Elizabethan prose works were treatise on the humanist curriculum and teaching methods especially for Latin and Greek literature He is especially interesting on issue of imitatio imitation in literature and poetry and its distinction from mimesis also the difference between imitation of verba words and res matter or contentHe himself is a disciple of Cicero and his elouent Latin prose style Ascham s comparative analysis of Cicero versus Demosthenes is therefore of interest even if his great concern with Cicero s authorial intentions becomes problematic for us as post BarthesiansAscham was Elizabeth I s Greek and Latin tutor and the deviser of the famous double translation method where she had to translate a piece from Greek into Latin and then back into Greek For anyone working on humanism classical reception or early modern education systems this is an invaluable insight into the way Elizabethans themselves constructed education and the centrality of literature

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R most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifac Both his works are educative Toxophilus and the school master about archery and education Barriere School master tells about how teachers and students should be and how the environment of an institution matters in education This also focus on teaching of Latin and plea for gentleness and persuasion instead of coercion in school

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in ou Well you can definitely tell this is a posthumous work the material here is haphazardly organized prone to random excursions and the ending is abrupt Nevertheless this is a very worthy little classic on education Ascham writes with a witty and friendly voice that makes you feel he is right beside you despite the separation of ages Of course in writings about education even so than normal modern readers are prone to Whig readings praising past writers on education only insofar as they anticipate what are presently considered progressive practices so that everywhere if you see mention of Ascham his importance is invariably reduced to the fact that he advocated less beating of children in schools He does and that is good incidentally I am not so sure Ascham would think any better of our modern Prussian inspired grading system but this Whig reduction obscures the fact that Ascham was a writer of pedagogical genius as well His system of double translation is one that should be employed much often His praise of Sturm s collection of Cicero s letters is spot on it is a crime that those letters are not commonly used as introductory readings after the grammar has been taught His thoughts on paraphrase and imitation are excellent it is tragic he never got to complete his plan for the work De Imitatione which he outlines here His pithy wisdom is uite memorable Ye know not what hurt ye do to learning that care not for wordes but for matter and o make a deuor e betwixt the tong and the hart


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  1. says:

    Well you can definitely tell this is a posthumous work the material here is haphazardly organized prone to random excursions and the ending is abrupt Nevertheless this is a very worthy little classic on education Ascham writes with a witty and friendly voice that makes you feel he is right beside you despite the

  2. says:

    Both his works are educative Toxophilus and the school master about archery and education Barriere School master tells about how teachers and students should be and how the environment of an institution matters in education This also focus on teaching of Latin and plea for gentleness and persuasion instead of coercion i

  3. says:

    First published posthumously in 1570 Ascham's 'The Scholemaster' is a rambling as many Elizabethan prose works were treatise on the humanist curriculum and teaching methods especially for Latin and Greek literature He is especially interesting on issue of 'imitatio' imitation in literature and poetry and its distinction fr

  4. says:

    An interesting piece of practical teaching wisdom from 17th century England Anyone involved in so called classical education ought to read this to see how it's really done

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