Studying abroad is not a new phenomenon. Travels with the purpose of deepening and broadening academic knowledge, receiving new cultural impulses and perhaps getting away from parents and the usual setting have been favoured in many societies throughout history. Also the Romans took to studying abroad. But what was it like to be a young Roman studying abroad and why did he leave in the first place? The case of Rome’s greatest orator, Cicero, and that of his son Marcus, give us some answers and help us understand the underlying social and political aspirations of such a trip.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|