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1 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1997 0520212258 / 9780520212251 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine slightly sunned and creased. Light shelfwear ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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2 Kaster, Robert A. GUARDIANS OF LANGUAGE The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity
Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. University of California Press 1988 0520055357 / 9780520055353 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Lower corners bumped else book has minor shelfwear. DJ has light edgewear with a couple of chips and light creasing. ; What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools"—the schools of grammar and rhetoric—in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and religious changes that had taken place around them? The grammarian was a pivotal figure in the lives of the educated upper classes of late antiquity. Introducing his students to correct language and to the literature esteemed by long tradition, he began the education that confirmed his students' standing in a narrowly defined elite. His profession thus contributed to the social as well as cultural continuity of the Empire. The grammarian received honor—and criticism; the profession gave the grammarian a firm sense of cultural authority but also placed him in a position of genteel subordination within the elite. Robert A. Kaster provides the first thorough study of the place and function of these important but ambiguous figures. He also gives a detailed prosopography of the grammarians, and of the other "teachers of letters" below the level of rhetoric, from the middle of the third through the middle of the sixth century, which will provide a valuable research tool for other students of late-antique education. ; 524 pages 
Price: 85.00 USD
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3 Kaster, Robert A. STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SUETONIUS DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS
Scholars Press 1992 1555407218 / 9781555407216 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Gift inscription to R. E. Fantham on ffep: "for E. With love, B." light creasing to front wrap. Hard crease to lower corner of rear wrap. Clean text. Light soiling to textblock. ; American Classical Studies 28; 176 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.00 USD
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4 Kaster, Robert A. STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SUETONIUS DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS
Scholars Press 1992 1555407218 / 9781555407216 Softcover Very Good 
Faint creasing to a couple of corners else book is fine. ; American Classical Studies 28; 176 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Kaster, Robert A. STUDIES ON THE TEXT OF SUETONIUS DE GRAMMATICIS ET RHETORIBUS
Scholars Press 1992 155540720X / 9781555407209 Hardcover Near Fine 
Very light shelfwear else fine. ; American Classical Studies 28; 176 pages 
Price: 44.00 USD
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