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The World of Prometheus : the Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens.

Author: Danielle S Allen; Danielle S S Allen
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, Jan. 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Danielle Allen, punishment is more a window onto democratic Athens' fundamental values than simply a set of official practices. From imprisonment to stoning to refusal of burial, instances of punishment in ancient Athens fueled conversations among ordinary citizens and political and literary figures about the nature of justice. Re-creating in vivid detail the cultural context of this conversation, Allen shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle S Allen; Danielle S S Allen
ISBN: 1400824656 9781400824656 1283379813 9781283379816
OCLC Number: 870417118
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (464 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. The preliminaries --
pt. 2. The process of punishing --
pt. 3. Interventions in the conversation.

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Shows that punishment gave the community an opportunity to establish a shining myth of harmony and cleanliness: that the city of Athens could be purified of anger and social struggle, and perfect  Read more...

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