Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning

Pedagogy and Power: Rhetorics of Classical Learning

by Yun Lee Too, Niall Livingstone
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521038010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2007
Series:
Ideas in Context Series, #50
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Classics: from discipline in crisis to (multi-)cultural capital16
2Schoolboys and gentlemen: classical pedagogy and authority in the English public school29
3'Die Zung' ist dieses Schwert': classical tongues and gendered curricula in German schooling to 190847
4'What does that argue for us?': the politics of teaching and political education in late eighteenth-century dialogues67
5Women and classical education in the early modern period83
6Pilgrimage to Parnassus: local intellectual traditions, humanist education and the cultural geography of sixteenth-century England110
7'Not so much praise as precept': Erasmus, panegyric, and the Renaissance art of teaching princes148
8Teachers, pupils and imperial power in eleventh-century Byzantium170
9Reading power in Roman Greece: the paideia of Dio Chrysostom192
10Children, animals, slaves and grammar214
11A good man skilled in politics: Quintilian's political theory245
12The voice of Isocrates and the dissemination of cultural power263
13Xenophon's Cyropaedia: disfiguring the pedagogical state282
Select bibliography303
Index314

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