Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Jesuitical Curriculum

Amy Welborn provides a link to an interesting article on traditional Jesuit education.

A Jesuit education culminated, ideally, in the higher study of philosophy, science and theology, but students (all boys) had to pass through a series of graded lower classes in literature and rhetoric. Well into the 18th century this lower curriculum prescribed the study of the ancient languages, the reading of the pagan classics and, above all, the active production of elegant and effective Latin verse and prose.
Not dissimilar to our goals for the Offspringen, though with perhaps less emphasis on Latin composition.

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