#24: Isocrates: Teaching the Man inside the Boy

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Welcome to Season 3 of The Classical Homeschool Podcast. At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom. This season we are cross referencing Norms and Nobility (by David Hicks) with The Great Tradition (by Richard Gamble). Hopefully, this journey will be fruitful in understanding the references made by Hicks bringing all of us deeper into the Classical Tradition.

Exploring the idea of knowing the Truth and doing the Good, we focus this episode on the great rhetorician, Isocrates. Isocrates frames the student/teacher relationship in terms of forming an adult. We also talk about the differences in approaches between Plato and Isocrates and why they are both valuable.

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV

 

Resources in this Episode

The Great Tradition by Richard Gamble
Norms and Nobility by David Hicks

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