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I. Classical Education from the 13th Century to the Present (CT)

The beginnings of Classical education in Latvia (L.) are to be found in the 13th cent. At the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th cent., L. was conquered by the Livonian Order. German nobility ruled in L. until the 16th cent. As a result of the Livonian War (1558-1583), L. fell, in part, to Poland. The city of Riga was founded in 1201, and the Riga cathedr…

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Cirule, Brigita and Feldhuns, Abrams, “Latvia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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