Ancient Greek Education

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The Ancient Greek education can be considered as one of the most noble education systems. The Greek society gave significance to the complete development of an individual, may it be intellectual or physical. The idea of ancient Greek education was to produce good citizens trained in the arts, to prepare citizens for both peace and war. Anyone willing could open a school and decide the curriculum. Since the state played almost no part in education apart from military training, philosophers like Plato and Aristotle took the opportunity to teach the citizens important life skills through their schools- The Academy and Peripatetic schools respectively.

The Way of Greeks:

Paideia -

In the culture of ancient Greek culture, the term paideia was referred as the rearing and education of the ideal member of the polis (city). It is the idea of perfection and excellence.
The Greeks described themselves as "Lovers of Beauty," and they were very much attuned to aesthetics.They noticed a particular proportion called the golden ratio (roughly 1.618) and its recurrence in many things. They spoke of the need for balance as the golden mean—choosing the middle and not either extreme—and believed that beauty was not in the superficialities of color, light, or shade, but in the essence of being, expressed in structure, line, and proportion.
The Greeks sought balance in all aspects of human endeavor and experience. The Golden Mean is the cultural expression of this principle throughout the
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