Deception And Democracy In Classical Athens by Jon HeskDeception And Democracy In Classical Athens by Jon Hesk

Deception And Democracy In Classical Athens

byJon Hesk

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This book is a study of the ways in which classical Athenian texts represent and evaluate the morality of deception. It is particularly concerned with the way in which the telling of lies was a problem for the world's first democracy and compares this problem with the modern Western situation. There are major sections on Greek tragedy, comedy, oratory, historiography and philosophy.
Title:Deception And Democracy In Classical AthensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052102871X

ISBN - 13:9780521028714


Table of 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; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"Deception and Democracy is an ambitious book. The questions it raises and the approaches it tests make this volume an especially useful addition to libraries of graduate institutions." New England Classical Journal