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Free speech and democracy in ancient Athens

Author: Arlene W Saxonhouse
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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This book illuminates the distinctive character of our modern understanding of the basis and value of free speech by contrasting it with the very different form of free speech that was practised by  Read more...


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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arlene W Saxonhouse
ISBN: 9780521819855 0521819857 9780521721585 052172158X
OCLC Number: 750684948
Notes: 1st publ. 2006.
Description: x, 235 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: four stories; Part I. Introduction: 1. The legacy of free speech; 2. Democratic amnesia; Part II. Aidos: 3. The tale of two gyges: shame, community, and the public/private self; Part III. Parrhesia: The Practice of Free Speech in Ancient Athens: 4. The practice of free speech; 5. The trial of Socrates; Part IV. The Limits of Free Speech: 6. Truth and tragedy; 7. Thucydides's Assemblies; 8. Protagoras's shame and Socrates's speech; Conclusion: four paradoxes.
Responsibility: Arlene W. Saxonhouse.


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'... Free Speech and Democracy in Ancient Athens is an invigorating work that will be of interest to both classicists and political scientists/theorists alike.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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