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Performing interpersonal violence : court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens

Author: Werner Riess
Publisher: New York : De Gruyter, 2012.
Series: MythosEikonPoiesis, Bd. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers the first attempt at understanding interpersonal violence in ancient Athens. While the archaic desire for revenge persisted into the classical period, it was channeled by the civil discourse of the democracy. Forensic speeches, curse tablets, and comedy display a remarkable openness regarding the definition of violence. But in daily life, Athenians had to draw the line between acceptable and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Riess
ISBN: 9783110245592 3110245590 9783110245608 3110245604
OCLC Number: 708243751
Description: xi, 479 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Forensic Speeches --
Curse Tablets --
Old and New Comedy --
Conclusions --
References.
Series Title: MythosEikonPoiesis, Bd. 4.
Responsibility: Werner Riess.
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