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The Father’s Subjective Behavior in Ancient Rome Education and Its Enlightenment

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DOI: 10.25236/icepms.2018.234


Wang Youming

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Wang Youming


Education is the means to the purpose. During the period of the Roman Republic, in the family life and social culture, the father's responsibility was not only to teach the children the knowledge they need in daily life, but also to assume the authority of the ancient Roman parents - teachers, priests. Through the study of the father's role in demonstrating his children's speech and action, this paper explores the father's main responsibility and educational mode in the early family education in ancient Rome. The literature search method was used to sort out and analyze the duties and roles of fathers raising children in family education in ancient Rome. The induction and generalization of the materials in the study were emphasized, and the "text" elaboration was emphasized: The study attempts to clarify the basic situation of father's physical and psychological training for children from the perspective of law and reflect the role and significance of ancient Roman family education on the early education in China. In the discussion, different research methods will be adopted depending on specific responsibilities, including impact studies, acceptance theory, and so on. The father's words and deeds have an important influence on the growth and education of children and on the prosperity and development of ancient Rome. The father's authority in family education in ancient Rome strengthened children's cognition of tradition and ancestors, thus reflecting on the problems and countermeasures of the weakening of father's role in current family education.


Ancient Roman Period, Father, Teacher, Family Education