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The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

Rhetoric as Pedagogy
Rhetoric as pedagogy

Isocrates was famous in his own day, and for many centuries to come, for his program of education (paideia), which stressed above all the teaching of eloquence. His own works … were the vehicles for his notion of the true “philosophy,” for him a wisdom in civic affairs emphasizing moral responsibility and equated with mastery of rhetorical technique.

—Thomas Conley

Rhetoric has always been a teaching tradition, the pedagogical pursuit of good speaking and writing. When Homer's Achilles, “a rhetor of speech and a doer of deeds,” used language purposefully, persuasively, and eloquently, his voice sparked a rhetorical consciousness in the early Greeks (trans. 1938, Iliad 9.443) that was carried into the private sphere by Sappho and then into the public sphere by ...

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