Detailing how athletics came to be rhetorics twin art in the bodily aspects of learning and performance bodily arts draws on diverse orators and philosophers such as isocrates demosthenes and plato as well as medical treatises and a wealth of artifacts from the time including statues and vases. The role of athletics in ancient greece extended well beyond the realms of kinesiology competition and entertainment in teaching and philosophy athletic practices overlapped with rhetorical ones and formed a shared mode of knowledge production bodily arts examines this intriguing intersection . Athletics and rhetoric were thus bound together as isocrates points out in at least two ways 1 unified training in athletics and oratory provides a program for shaping an entire self and 2 the two arts draw from similar pedagogical strategies wherein the respective instructors impart bodily and discursive forms of expression. Rhetoric and athletics in ancient greece by debra hawhee bodily arts examines this intriguing intersection a focus on rhetorics connections to athletics enables a view of rhetoric as a bodily art rather than strictly a cerebral endeavor and traces the way in which rhetoric and athletics mutually shaped and struggled with each other . Detailing how athletics came to be rhetorics twin art in the bodily aspects of learning and performance bodily arts draws on diverse orators and philosophers such as isocrates demosthenes
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