I have made my remarks on this stage of
education as brief as possible, making no attempt to
say everything, (for the theme is infinite), but confining myself to the most necessary points. I will
now proceed briefly to discuss the remaining arts in
which I think boys ought to be instructed before
being handed over to the teacher of rhetoric: for it
is by such studies that the course of education described by the Greeks as ἐγκύκλικος παιδεία
education will be brought to its full completion.