In the Classroom

The clay bowl, from 480BCE, shows students and teachers in Ancient Greece engaged in learning.  One of the teachers holds something that looks like a laptop, though I believe it’s an instrument to assist in writing.  Beautiful, yes, the bowl is also a reminder that education has been (and is still in some places) considered an activity for men.

Note: this image appears as part of Google Arts & Culture, an exciting online repository for artwork for around the world.

Want more? One of my favorite books on antiquity is by one Simon Goldhill. It’s well-worth a read: