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Deception and democracy in classical Athens, Jon Hesk

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Deception and democracy in classical Athens
Title
Deception and democracy in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Jon Hesk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first full-length study of the representation of deceit and lies in classical Athens. Dr. Hesk traces the ways in which Athenian drama, democratic oratory and elite prose writing construct and theorise a relationship between dishonesty and civic identity. He focuses on the ideology of military trickery, notions of the 'noble lie' and the developing associations of rhetorical language with deceptive communication. Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens combines close analysis of Athenian texts with lively critiques of modern theorists and classical scholars. Athenian democratic culture was crucially informed by a nuanced, anxious and dynamic discourse on the problems and opportunities which deception presented for its citizenry. Mobilising comparisons with twentieth-century democracies, the author argues that Athenian literature made deception a fundamental concern for democratic citizenship. This ancient discourse on lying highlights the dangers of modern resignation and postmodern complacency concerning the politics and morality of deception."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hesk, Jon
Dewey number
306.2/0938/5
Index
index present
LC call number
JC75.D36
LC item number
H47 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Deception
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Deception
  • Democracy
  • Greece
  • Demokratie
  • Täuschung
  • Rhetorik
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Democratie
  • Misleiding
  • CIVILIZAÇÃO GREGA (POLÍTICA)
  • DEMOCRACIA
  • Tromperie
  • Déception (science militaire)
  • Démocratie
  • Déception
  • Athènes (Grèce)
  • Athen
  • Griechisch
Label
Deception and democracy in classical Athens, Jon Hesk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Prologue; 1 Deception and the rhetoric of Athenian identity; 2 Deceiving the enemy: negotiation and anxiety; 3 Athens and the 'noble lie'; 4 The rhetoric of anti-rhetoric: Athenian oratory; 5 Thinking with the rhetoric of anti-rhetoric; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index locorum; Index
Control code
179138549
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b0680a47-e906-4cb0-bd28-23090d965ee5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179138549
Label
Deception and democracy in classical Athens, Jon Hesk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-320) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Prologue; 1 Deception and the rhetoric of Athenian identity; 2 Deceiving the enemy: negotiation and anxiety; 3 Athens and the 'noble lie'; 4 The rhetoric of anti-rhetoric: Athenian oratory; 5 Thinking with the rhetoric of anti-rhetoric; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index locorum; Index
Control code
179138549
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511483028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b0680a47-e906-4cb0-bd28-23090d965ee5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179138549

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