Education in ancient Rome was appreciated. It gave the young man an opportunity to make a public career, to achieve a better position in society.
In Greece, boys were sent to school from the age of seven. The policy needed literate people.
In ancient China, education was also of great importance. It enabled a person to make a career as an official and achieve a better position in society.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.