Deception and democracy in classical Athens / Jon Hesk.

"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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hesk, Jon.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of 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.