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 (ăs′kəm), Roger 1515-1568.
English scholar who as Latin secretary to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I advocated the use of the vernacular in literature.


(Biography) Roger. ?1515–68, English humanist writer and classical scholar: tutor to Queen Elizabeth I


(ˈæs kəm)

Roger, 1515–68, English scholar and writer: tutor of Queen Elizabeth I.
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By experience," says Roger Ascham, "we find out a short way by a long wandering.
The region's only single sex boys independent school also happens to be the newest, having opened its doors 11 years ago, following a merger of founding prep schools, Ascham House and Newlands.
In the following passage, Ascham warns against worldly dangers and urges communities to continue to look after young men, even if those young men are no longer children:
In The Scholemaster (1570), Roger Ascham includes dancing in a list of aristocratic skills that includes riding, swimming, and playing instruments: "to dance cumlie, to sing and play on instruments cunningly.
In chapter 1 Dickson reviews principal early theories of imitation, with particular attention to Aristotle and Quintilian and to Thomas Wilson, Roger Ascham, and Sir Philip Sidney.
One need only glance at the educational or rhetorical works of an Eliot, Ascham, or Puttenham to appreciate the value placed on linguistic diversity, and the pages of university wits like Nashe, Harvey, and Greene are awash with interlineated wisdom from a variety of languages, from the classical to the contemporary.
3) Roger Ascham, Toxophilus: The Schole of Shoting, in English Works, ed.
What principles do the most significant guides establish for the ars epistolica; what creedal differences are actually reflected in the various guides; how would an English schoolboy studying Roger Ascham produce a letter that differed from a German schoolboy studying Johann Sturm; etc.
In the case particularly of the Morte, he does seek to enunciate a reception history that demonstrates how anti-Catholic sentiments led some readers, such as Roger Ascham and Nathaniel Baxter, to denigrate the poems "mystical Eucharistic symbolism" (121).
Both Stoker and Berry reference a letter written by one of Elizabeth's tutors - a Roger Ascham - who wrote to a Rector at the Protestant University in Strasbourg: "The constitution of her mind is exempt from female weakness, and she is endued with a masculine power of application.
In England from Roger Ascham to Margaret Cavendish the romance was consistently condemned as "bawdie," "foolish," and "unprofitable" (Hackett 42, 184).
Humanist texts of the early modern period by Vives, Elyot, Ascham, and others argued for their education, but uneasily, aware that women must display their learning only in the spheres proper to their gender: the running of households and the rearing of Christian boys and girls who exhibit excellence in their own proper spheres.