- from Ancient Greece
Picture yourself in Athens in 500 B.C.—about 2,500 years ago. The days are hot and dry, so you wear a chiton, a loose-fitting tunic.
If you’re a girl, you stay home and learn how to spin and weave from your mother. If you’re a rich boy, you go to school from the age of seven, studying reading, writing, arithmetic, music, and debating. Poor boys probably didn’t go to school.