'I Have Given You my Advice': Educational Principles in the Hittite Empire

Whatever the topic was--raising children, training soldiers, pouring wine for the king's guests--the Hittites had an anecdote for it. The stories that survive from this ancient empire are often entertaining, but their broader purpose was instructive: t...

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Whatever the topic was--raising children, training soldiers, pouring wine for the king's guests--the Hittites had an anecdote for it. The stories that survive from this ancient empire are often entertaining, but their broader purpose was instructive: this is how you behave, how you do your job, or even how you prepare to be king. Theo van den Hout of the University of Chicago explains how education was vital to the survival of the empire and what these anecdotes teach us about the character and concerns of the Hittites. Copyright 2001 The University of Chicago.

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March 1, 2006
Published: March 1, 2006
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