Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learningby Yun Lee Too, Niall Livingstone
Pub. Date: 07/19/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book examines ideals of classical learning in order to make a significant and provocative contribution to current and past discussions on the role of education in society why we teach and learn what we do. Essays by classicists, historians, philosophers and literary scholars argue for seeing the history of ancient education as an aspect of political theory and history, the figure of the teacher and of the student being inevitably implicated in various structures of intellectual, social and political authority.
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Yun Lee Too; 1. Classics: from discipline in crisis to (multi-)cultural capital Paul Cartledge; 2. Schoolboys and gentlemen: classical pedagogy and authority in the English public school Christopher Stray; 3. 'Die Zung' ist dieses Schwert': classical tongues and gendered curricula in German schooling to 1908 Sarah Colvin; 4. 'What does that argue for us?': the politics of teaching and political education in late eighteenth-century dialogues Clare Brant; 5. Women and classical education in the early modern period Jane Stevenson; 6. Pilgrimage to Parnassus: local intellectual traditions, humanist education and the cultural geography of sixteenth-century England Warren Boutcher; 7. 'Not so much praise as precept': Erasmus, panegyric and the Renaissance art of teaching princes David Rundle; 8. Teachers, pupils and imperial power in eleventh-century Byzantium Panagiotis A. Agapitos; 9. Reading power in Roman Greece: the paideia of Dio Chrysostom Tim Whitmarsh; 10. Children, animals, slaves and grammar Catherine Atherton; 11. A good man skilled in politics: Quintilian's political theory Teresa Morgan; 12. The voice of Isocrates and the dissemination of cultural power Niall Livingstone; 13. Xenophon's Cyropaedia: disfiguring the pedagogical state Yun Lee Too; Select bibliography; Index.
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