(from the original and authentic Cedars wood of Lebanon)
In all the villages and the boroughs of the mountain, there was a school, and teacher was generally the priest of the village or a villager extremely keen in grammar.
All children, girls and boys, were gathered under the ancient oak tree or along the wall of the parish church. Teaching was rather primary, but uninterrupted from generation to generation, and reduced to basis of calculation, reading and writing. Illiteracy rate was quite low.
Life itself and the natural intelligence of the villagers would complete their instruction.
One would not ask for more, indeed peasants would spend most of their times working in the fields.