The Rhetoric of Identity in Isocrates: Text, Power, Pedagogy by Yun Lee TooThe Rhetoric of Identity in Isocrates: Text, Power, Pedagogy by Yun Lee Too

The Rhetoric of Identity in Isocrates: Text, Power, Pedagogy

byYun Lee Too

Paperback | December 10, 2009

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The Rhetoric of Identity in Isocrates provides an interpretation of an important, but largely neglected and disregarded, fourth-century Athenian author to show how he uses writing to provide a model of political engagement that is distinct from his own contemporaries' (especially Plato's) and from our own notions of political involvement. It demonstrates that ancient rhetorical discourse raises issues of contemporary relevance, especially regarding the status of the written word and current debates on canon and curriculum in education.
Title:The Rhetoric of Identity in Isocrates: Text, Power, PedagogyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:December 10, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521124522

ISBN - 13:9780521124522

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Isocrates and logos politikos; 2. The unities of discourse; 3. The politics of the small voice; 4. Isocrates in his own write; 5. The pedagogical contract; 6. The politics of discipleship; Brief afterword; Appendix 1. Isocrates and Gorgias; Appendix 2. Concerning the chariot-team.

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"The Rhetoric of Identity in Isocrates strengthens our understanding of the process by which Isocrates created his literary ethos and the necessity for such a rhetorical display." Rhetoric Review