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What did Shakespeare study?

It is thought that William Shakespeare (1564–1616) attended the King’s New School, the local grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, where the main course of instruction was in Latin. There, students were taught rhetoric, logic, and ethics, and studied works by classical authors Terence, Plautus, Cicero, Virgil, Plutarch, Horace, and Ovid. It is believed that this was the extent of Shakespeare’s education; there is no evidence that he attended a university.


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