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Cathedral School
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A. Definition (CT)

Schools established in the centres of power and organisation of bishoprics for the primary purpose of training diocesan clerics. Beyond that, they also fulfilled an important educational function for the maintaining of the political structure through the so-called schola exterior.

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B. Chronology (CT)

Since the mid-8th cent. the function of the Cathedral School (CS) had been programmati…

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Koerrenz, Ralf (Jena RWG), “Cathedral School”, 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 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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