- 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 are a girl, you stay at home and learn how to spin and weave from your mother. If you are a rich boy, you attend school from the age of seven, studying reading, writing, arithmetic, music, and debating. (Poor boys probably didn’t go to school.)