MICHAŁA PSELLOSA „KIEDY PADAŁ DESZCZ I NIE PRZYSZLI JEGO UCZNIOWIE DO SZKOŁY”
(Michael Psellos‘ ‚When Students Did Not Come to School Because It Was Raining‘)
Abstract: Michael Psellos‘ work (1018‑1078), titled When students did not come to school because it was raining, is one of the minor works of the Byzantine thinker that constitutes an invaluable source of information on teaching, methods used in the educational process and general students‘ life in the 11th century Constantinople. The environment of pupils, the mood present during lessons, as well as the approach of Psellos himself towards his students are unquestionably his main subject of considerations. The philosopher exposes his own engagement in the matters related to education and at the same time he presents himself as a nice, carrying for the souls of his students, pedagogue. ῞Οταν ἔβρεξε καὶ οὐκ ἀνῆλθον οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὴν σχολήν is actually an incentive to broaden knowledge, a call of an extraordinary pedagogue addressed to his own ‚children‘, asking them to share his love for all the wisdom in the near future.
Author: Jaworska-Wołoszyn, Magdalena
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 1, pages: 183-191 (PDF file)
Key words: MICHAEL PSELLOS, PEDAGOGUE, EDUCATION, PHILOSOPHY, BYZANTIUM, CONSTANTINOPLE