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Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens, Harvey Yunis

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Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens
Title
Taming democracy
Title remainder
models of political rhetoric in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Yunis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How does one speak to a large, diverse mass of ordinary, sovereign citizens and persuade them to render wise decisions? For Thucydides, Plato, and Demosthenes, who observed classical Athenian democracy in action, this was an urgent question. Harvey Yunis looks at how these three-historian, philosopher, politician respectively-explored the instructive potential of political rhetoric as a means of "taming democracy," Plato's metaphor for controlling the fractious demos through language. Yunis offers new insights into the ideas of the three thinkers: Thucydides' bipolar model of Periclean versus demagogic rhetoric; Plato's engagement with political rhetoric in the Gorgias, the Phaedrus, and the Laws; and Demosthenes' attempt both to instruct and to persuade his political audience. Yunis illuminates both the concrete historical problem of political deliberation in Athens and the intellectual and literary responses that the problem evoked. Few, if any, other books on classical Athens afford such a combination of perspectives from history, drama, philosophy, and politics. Writing with unusual clarity and cogency, Yunis translates all texts and explains the relevant issues. His book can profitably be read by anyone concerned with the issues at the heart of classical and contemporary democracy
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Yunis, Harvey
Dewey number
885/.0109358
Index
index present
LC call number
DF82
LC item number
.Y86 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric & society
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  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Democracy
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Retorica
  • Letterkunde
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Politiek
  • Politikk
  • Rhétorique antique
  • Retorikk
  • Démocratie
  • Aten
  • Athènes (Grèce)
  • Antikken
  • Grèce
Label
Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens, Harvey Yunis
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-310) 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
I. Athenian Intellectuals Examine Rhetoric and Democracy -- II. The Earliest Criticism of Democratic Deliberation -- III. Thucydides on Periclean Rhetoric and Political Instruction -- IV. Thucydides on the Rhetoric of the Successors -- V. The Premises of Plato's Argument on Political Rhetoric -- VI. Gorgias: The Collapse of Political Discourse -- VII. Phaedrus: Rhetoric Reinvented -- VIII. Laws: Rhetoric, Preambles, and Mass Political Instruction -- IX. Demosthenes: Discourse and Deliberation in Theory and Practice -- Appendix I: More of Plato's Preaching Preambles -- Appendix II: The Authenticity of Demosthenes' Collection of Demegoric Preambles -- Appendix III: Demosthenes, Preambles 28 (29), 33 (34), 34 (35)
Control code
1037275496
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711374
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctv1kr8jf
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037275496
Label
Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens, Harvey Yunis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-310) 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
I. Athenian Intellectuals Examine Rhetoric and Democracy -- II. The Earliest Criticism of Democratic Deliberation -- III. Thucydides on Periclean Rhetoric and Political Instruction -- IV. Thucydides on the Rhetoric of the Successors -- V. The Premises of Plato's Argument on Political Rhetoric -- VI. Gorgias: The Collapse of Political Discourse -- VII. Phaedrus: Rhetoric Reinvented -- VIII. Laws: Rhetoric, Preambles, and Mass Political Instruction -- IX. Demosthenes: Discourse and Deliberation in Theory and Practice -- Appendix I: More of Plato's Preaching Preambles -- Appendix II: The Authenticity of Demosthenes' Collection of Demegoric Preambles -- Appendix III: Demosthenes, Preambles 28 (29), 33 (34), 34 (35)
Control code
1037275496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501711374
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kr8jf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037275496

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