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Free speech and democracy in ancient Athens, Arlene W. Saxonhouse

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Free speech and democracy in ancient Athens
Title
Free speech and democracy in ancient Athens
Statement of responsibility
Arlene W. Saxonhouse
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book illuminates the distinctive character of our modern understanding of the basis and value of free speech that was practiced by the ancient Athenians in their democratic regime. Free speech in the ancient democracy was not a protected right but an expression of the freedom from hierarchy, awe, revenue, and shame. It was thus an essential ingredient of the egalitarianism of that regime. That freedom was challenged by the consequences of the rejection of shame (aidos), which had served as a cohesive force within the polity
  • Socrates' "shameless" free speech at his trial captures the paradoxical consequences of democracy's theoretical grounding on the unbridled speech in which the Athenians expressed great pride and the polity's dependence on traditions that evoke shame. Through readings of Socrates' trial, Greek tragedy and comedy. Thucydides' History, and Plato's Protagoras, this volume explores the paradoxical connections between free speech, democracy, shame, and Socratic philosophy and Thucydidean history as practices of uncovering."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saxonhouse, Arlene W
Dewey number
323.44/3/09385
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JC75.F74
LC item number
S29 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of speech
  • Shame
  • Athens (Greece)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Freedom of speech
  • Politics and government
  • Shame
  • Greece
  • Demokratie
  • Redefreiheit
  • Meinungsfreiheit
  • Demokratie
  • Athen
  • Athen
Label
Free speech and democracy in ancient Athens, Arlene W. Saxonhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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 -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: Four Stories -- the first: thersites -- the second: diomedes son of tydeus -- the third: thrasymachus -- the fourth: socrates in jail -- Part I introduction -- the invocation of athens -- 1 The Legacy of Free Speech -- 1. government as ogre -- 2 government as "the people" -- 3. persecution and texts -- 2 Democratic Amnesia -- Part II AID212;S -- 3 The Tale of Two Gyges: Shame, Community, and the Public/Private Self -- 1. herodotus' gyges -- 2. protagoras' tale -- 3. shame and guilt -- 4. the gaze, the truth, and the "other" -- 5. shame and the liberal individual -- 6. plato's gyges -- Part III PARRH202;SIA: The Practice of Free Speech in Ancient Athens -- 4 The Practice of Parrhesia -- 5 The Trial of Socrates -- 1. why was socrates executed? -- 2. plato's apology: the unveiling of socrates and the transformation of shame -- Part IV THE LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH -- 6 Truth and Tragedy -- 1. parrh234;sia: inclusion/exclusion -- 2. aristophanes thesmophoriazusae -- 3. euripides' phoenician women -- 7 Thucydides' Assemblies and the Challenge of Free Speech -- 1. free speech and the historical method -- 2. the mytilenean debate -- 3. the invasion of sicily -- 8 Protagoras' Shame and Socrates' Speech -- 1. the dialogic context -- 2. youthful shame -- 3. protagoras' shame -- 4. socrates' speech -- 5. "free" words -- 6. coda -- Conclusion Four Paradoxes -- paradox 1: ancients and moderns -- paradox 2: democracy and free speech -- paradox 3: socratic philosophy and the democratic regime -- paradox 4: shame and amnesia -- References -- Index
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67539810
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1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281836557
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)67539810
Label
Free speech and democracy in ancient Athens, Arlene W. Saxonhouse
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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 -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: Four Stories -- the first: thersites -- the second: diomedes son of tydeus -- the third: thrasymachus -- the fourth: socrates in jail -- Part I introduction -- the invocation of athens -- 1 The Legacy of Free Speech -- 1. government as ogre -- 2 government as "the people" -- 3. persecution and texts -- 2 Democratic Amnesia -- Part II AID212;S -- 3 The Tale of Two Gyges: Shame, Community, and the Public/Private Self -- 1. herodotus' gyges -- 2. protagoras' tale -- 3. shame and guilt -- 4. the gaze, the truth, and the "other" -- 5. shame and the liberal individual -- 6. plato's gyges -- Part III PARRH202;SIA: The Practice of Free Speech in Ancient Athens -- 4 The Practice of Parrhesia -- 5 The Trial of Socrates -- 1. why was socrates executed? -- 2. plato's apology: the unveiling of socrates and the transformation of shame -- Part IV THE LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH -- 6 Truth and Tragedy -- 1. parrh234;sia: inclusion/exclusion -- 2. aristophanes thesmophoriazusae -- 3. euripides' phoenician women -- 7 Thucydides' Assemblies and the Challenge of Free Speech -- 1. free speech and the historical method -- 2. the mytilenean debate -- 3. the invasion of sicily -- 8 Protagoras' Shame and Socrates' Speech -- 1. the dialogic context -- 2. youthful shame -- 3. protagoras' shame -- 4. socrates' speech -- 5. "free" words -- 6. coda -- Conclusion Four Paradoxes -- paradox 1: ancients and moderns -- paradox 2: democracy and free speech -- paradox 3: socratic philosophy and the democratic regime -- paradox 4: shame and amnesia -- References -- Index
Control code
67539810
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281836557
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)67539810

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