This was a form of secondary school which boys of wealthy families attended from the age of 11. The languages and grammar of Greece and Rome were taught in the school of the grammaticus (or in the case of rich households by a grammaticus visiting the house). Poetry was particularly studied, and some attention was given to the fundamentals of histor…...


(Latin) a teacher of literature and language; upper-class Roman boys, following primary school, were taught by a grammaticus who instructed them in Greek and Roman literature; this system of education was adopted from the Greeks.
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