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

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

by Yun Lee Too
 

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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

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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.

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"Students of ancient rhetoric will be very glad that there is now a monograph on Isocrates in English....They will find the book interesting and suggestive...." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521474061
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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