The stories, songs, and games of Plato’s reign: a look at the culture of 50 B.C.-A.D. 500
1. Plato’s reign (50 B.C.-A.D. 500):
At the time, very few stories had been composed specifically for children. And various generations of children grew up listening to the very same stories.
2. Children in this period:
In this period, children were not considered as innocent and were often punished for their mischievous activities. They were also expected to learn and behave like adults.
3. Story-telling in this period:
Story-telling was a popular form of entertainment in this period. Professional storytellers would recite stories from mythology and folklore to people of all ages.
4. Professional storytellers in this period:
There were many professional storytellers in this period who travelled from town to town entertaining people with their stories. Some of the most popular stories from this period were about heroes such as Robin Hood and King Arthur.
5. Censorship in this period:
Censorship was not as strict in this period as it would become later on. However, there were still some stories that were considered too dangerous or immoral for children to hear.
6. Stories from this period:
Some of the most popular stories from this period include the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, as well as tales about Robin Hood and King Arthur.
7. Robin Hood:
8. King Arthur: 9. Iliad: 10. Odyssey: 11. Pictures in this period: 12. Games in this period: 13. Songs in this period: Some of the most popular songs from this period include “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Dixie.”