|Now that I'm 7
years old I must go to school, even though the Spartans are surrounding the city. Momus ,
our slave, cannot teach me any longer. I'm going to Alatus' school where I will stay until
I am 14.
Books are very expensive and
rare, so everything is read out loud and I will just have to remember. At least
they'll give me a writing tablet and my very own ruler.
In primary school, I have to learn two
important things - the words of Homer, a famous Greek poet, and how to play the
lyre, a musical instrument.
Alatus will choose what other subjects we
|He might choose drama,
public speaking, government, art, reading, writing, math, or another favorite ancient
Greek instrument - the flute.
leave I will go to a higher school for four more years. Then, when I'm 18, I'll have
to go to military school for two more years. I'm sure the war will have
finished by the time I'm old enough to fight.
Alatus MAY decide that Poliphus should
learn about some of the Greek Heroes. Click to read the legend of Theseus
and the Minotaur.