Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Open Access Journal: Hypothekai: Journal of the History of Ancient Pedagogical culture

[First posted in AWOL 10 December 2019, updated 13 April 2022]

Hypothekai: Journal of the History of Ancient Pedagogical culture
ISSN: 2587- 7127

A journal on the history of ancient pedagogical culture is a peer-reviewed international academic journal established in September 2017. The “Hypothekai” journal publishes research materials on the study, preservation and popularization of ancient pedagogical culture in its historical dynamics. Throughout its pages, within the framework of the themes identified, a wide range of topical issues of the formation of ancient education and the development of ancient educational practices in different historical periods are considered. The journal is published yearly. The languages are Russian and English. The journal’s founder is its editor.

“Hypothekai” is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediately upon publication. Our open access policy is in accordance with Chapter 70 “Copyright Law” of the Russian Civil Code and the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. Full-text versions of articles are available for reading and non-commercial distribution under the international license "Attribution - Non-commercial use 4.0" (Creative Commons Attibution 4.0).

The information about all the articles published is archived in Russian Electronic Scientific Library and “CyberLeninka” Electronic Scientific Library. The direct URL to the journal issues and article metadata (title, author, keywords, abstracts, etc.). The articles’ full texts are stored on the journal’s server and can be accessed through this page.

The title of this collection is Hypothêkai – a polysemantic word (“instructions”, “advice”, “precepts”), which should not mislead the reader: they will not be taught by the ancient texts or tired by some clever advice. This title was suggested by Brett M. Rogers, a specialist in ancient pedagogy and lecturer at the University of Puget Sound, whose knowledge of ancient texts is leagues ahead of mine. I would like to express my deep gratitude to him for this idea as well as for our scientific discussions, during one of which he pointed to the fragments of the precepts of the centaur Kheiron “Hypothêkai of Kheiron” (“Precepts of Kheiron”) often ascribed to Hesiod. According to the legend, that lost poem of collected wisdom was passed to humans by the centaur Kheiron, the famous mentor of Achilles. The collection title just alludes to that lost work, inviting to a deep study of ancient texts. I wish to express a heartfelt gratitude to my colleague, Professor Vitaliy G. Bezrogov for his support and his inspirational insistence on the highest academic standards.\

2022 Issue 6. Medical Education in Antiquity 💾(*.pdf)

The theme of the issue is "Medical Education in Antiquity." The issue consists of three parts and brings together articles on the ways of accumulating and transferring medical knowledge in the space of the ancient city. The following questions are covered in this issue: medical education and ancient mythological history, the pedagogical aspect of ancient body care, diseases and methods of educational therapy, the great teachers of medicine, their educational texts and/or the medical schools they founded, the theory and practice of studying medicine in the ancient world, features of the philosophical and pedagogical consideration of the medical landscape of Antiquity. This issue is conceptually linked to the first academic seminar on the history of pedagogical culture organized by the Department of Humanities of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (November 8, 2021).

Contents of the fifth issue (.pdf*)
Preface (.pdf*)

Section 1. Accumulation and transfer of medical knowledge in Antiquity
On the Role of Research Travel in Medical Education in the 2nd – 3d Centuries AD (Irina V. Prolygina) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]
On Medicine, Physicians, and Healers in Ancient Rome (Maya S. Petrova) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]
Section 2. The great teachers of medicine
Cheiron as a Mentor in Medicine to Achilles and Asclepius: the Pedagogical Mission of an Urban Centaur (Victoria K. Pichugina) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]
Iatrosophist Zeno and Medical Schools of Alexandria in the Fourth Century (Michail A. Vedeshkin) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]
Section 3. Disesse in Antiouity from the perspective of archaeology, philology and history of pedagogy
“Plague” in Thucydides and its Impact on Paideia (Andrej Yu. Mozhajsky) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]
Plague of Cyprian: Christians in the Urban Environment in the Era of Persecution and Epidemics (Alexey V. Kargaltsev) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]
Forms of Plague in Procopius of Caesarea (Procop. De bellis. IV.14) and Evagrius Scholasticus (Evagrius. Hist. ecc. IV.29): On the Development of Clinical Medicine in the Eastern Roman Empire in the Fourth Century (Anton V. Zibaev, Valentina F. Zhukova) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract]

2021 Issue 5. Educational Texts in Antiquity  💾(*.pdf)

The theme of the fifth issue is "Educational Texts in Antiquity". This issue reveals what ancient Greeks and Romans as well as people living in the territory of entire ancient oecumene were reading and cramming up to the 6th century AD. 

The tourth issue is available in libraries receiving a compulsory copy through the Russian book chamber, the library of the Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, the library of the Higher School of Economics.

Contents of the fifth issue (.pdf*)
Preface (.pdf*)

Section 1. "Works of pedagogues". Educational texts and their authors

Ancient didactic astronomical texts (Andrew V. Fesenko) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI: 10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-19-42
Refiguring Odysseus’ Apologue in Plato’s Protagoras (Àngel Pascual-Martin)(.pdf*) [In English] DOI: 10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-43-63

Unknown Ancient sources of Byzantine military treatises (Alexander K. Nefyodkin) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI: 10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-64-82

On the translation of Donatus' Ars Grammatica (I.1-6) (Maya S. Petrova (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-83-99

 Section 2. "Works of students". Educational texts and their addresses.

Hippias’s “Collection” — a handbook for a man of wisdom (Roman V. Svetlov) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-100-112

The influence of Xenophon’s didactic writings on the military
leadership practice of Alexander the Great (Аlexander А. Kleymeonov) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-113-140

Galen. On bones for beginners (Irina V. Prolygina) (.pdf*) [In Russian] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-141-171

Section 3. "Works of the descendants". Educational texts from the perspective of archaeology, philology and history of pedagogy

Thebes, Amphiaraus and Alcmaeon in Pindar’s Pythian 8: instruction to the winner (Andrej Yu. Mozhajsky) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-172-190

Cicero’s writings as learning texts for humanities students: from Augustus Wilkins to Cicero Digitalis (Victoria Pichugina, Emiliano Mettini, Yana Volkova) (.pdf*) [In  English] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-191-213

Juan Luis Vives on the use of Ancient literature in education
(Nina V. Revyakina) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-214-235

Social upbringing and an example of Antiquity in the writings of J.J. Rousseau (Sergey V. Zanin) (.pdf*) [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-236-247


Review of the Book “Adolf Trendelenburg. Outlines of Logic [Elementa Logices Aristoteleae]” (Alexander G. Bermus) (.pdf*) [In Russian] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2021-5-5-248-255

 List of contributors (*.pdf)


2020 Issue 4. Education of a warrior in Greece and Rome 💾(.*pdf)
2019 Issue 3.Education in Late Antiquity 💾(.*pdf)
2018 Issue 2. Teaching through the theater and in the theater: ancient pedagogy of the stage 💾(.*pdf)
2017 Issue 1. Mark Tullius Cicero’s concept of education through culture 💾(.*pdf)


The theme of the third issue is "Education in Late Antiquity". The period of Late Antiquity was a time of rapid transformation of all spheres of social life, the emergence of new and the development of old cultural and religious traditions. In the era of the decline of the Roman Empire the traditions of ancient education experienced their last floutish, marked by activities of such outstanding mentors as Libanius and Choricius, Marius Victorinus and Themistius, Ausonius Hymerius, the functioning of such important educational centers as the schools Athens, Alexandria, Gaza, Burdigala, Beritus. We dedicate the third issue of "Hypothekai" to the studies of a wide range of factors that provided this socio-cultural phenomenon and the interaction of old and new elements of the education life of the Mediterranean world III - VII centuries. The third issue is available in libraries receiving a compulsory copy through the Russian book chamber, as well as in the library of Martin Luter University of Halle-Wittenberg (Collegienstraße, 62a, Lutherstadt Wittenberg), library of University of Lisbonthe library of University of Coimbra (General Library of the University of Coimbra, Largo da Porta Férrea, 3000-447 Coimbra), the library of University of Porto (Reitoria da U.Porto, Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal), the library of University of Warsaw (Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa), the library of Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (ul. Konarskiego 2, 08-110 Siedlce), the library of the Pedagogical Institute of  Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Romana Ingardena 3, Kraków), the library of the Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, The library of Moscow Pedagogical State University, the library of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, the Volgograd Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Maxim Gorky.
Section 1. Educational practices of Late Antiquity
Michael A. Vedeshkin. The missing link of the «Golden Chain»: Aedesius and the neoplatonic school of Pergamon [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-3-3-13-59
Maya S. Petrova. Donatus’ Ars grammatica and educational practices of Late Antiquity: Sergius — Cledonius — Pompeius [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-3-3-60-86
Viktoria K. Pichugina. Homo Ineptus or Homo Sapiens: Joannes Stobaeus and his “universal knowledge” in the educational space of Late Antiquity [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-3-3-87-103
Nikolay N. Bolgov, Anna M. Bolgova. Priscian grammarian and his heritage [In Russian with English abstract] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-3-3-104-120
Attachment. Priscian. Fragments [trans. from Latin into Russian and notes by Nikolay N. Bolgov and Anna M. Bolgova] DOI:10.32880/2587-7127-2018-3-3-121-145
Section 2. Time and space of education in Late Antiquity 

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