Around 19 BC, Horace advised poets both to instruct and delight their readers, in order to write proper poetry. This piece of advice is still well-known nowadays, especially in pedagogy. But isn’t it a bit restrictive for children?
Disputes about cultural identity can be traced throughout history. In the first century C.E., Alexandria was one of the most diverse, multicultural cities of the Roman Empire. In 38 CE large-scale riots broke out between Greek and Jewish Alexandrians.