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Deception and democracy in classical Athens [electronic resource] / Jon Hesk.

By: Hesk, Jon.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (viii, 336 p.).ISBN: 0511066252 (electronic bk.); 9780511066252 (electronic bk.); 0511059949 (electronic bk.); 9780511059940 (electronic bk.); 9780511483028 (electronic bk.); 0511483023 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy -- Greece -- Athens | Deception -- Greece -- Athens | Athens (Greece) -- History | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | CIVILIZA�C�AO GREGA (POL�ITICA) | DEMOCRACIA -- GR�ECIA | Griekse oudheid | Democratie | Misleiding | Tromperie -- Gr�ece -- Ath�enes (Gr�ece) | D�eception (science militaire) -- Gr�ece -- Ath�enes (Gr�ece) -- Antiquit�e | D�emocratie -- Gr�ece -- Ath�enes (Gr�ece) | D�eception | Ath�enes (Gr�ece) -- Politique et gouvenement | Demokratie | T�auschung | Rhetorik | Athen | GriechischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Deception and democracy in classical Athens.DDC classification: 306.2/0938/5 Other classification: 15.51 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "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 of military trickery, notions of the 'noble lie' and the developing associations of rhetorical language with deceptive communication. Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens combines close analysis of Athenian texts with lively critiques of modern theorists and classical scholars. Athenian democratic culture was crucially informed by a nuanced, anxious and dynamic discourse on the problems and opportunities which deception presented for its citizenry. Mobilising comparisons with twentieth-century democracies, the author argues that Athenian literature made deception a fundamental concern for democratic citizenship. This ancient discourse on lying highlights the dangers of modern resignation and postmodern complacency concerning the politics and morality of deception."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-320) and indexes.

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"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 of military trickery, notions of the 'noble lie' and the developing associations of rhetorical language with deceptive communication. Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens combines close analysis of Athenian texts with lively critiques of modern theorists and classical scholars. Athenian democratic culture was crucially informed by a nuanced, anxious and dynamic discourse on the problems and opportunities which deception presented for its citizenry. Mobilising comparisons with twentieth-century democracies, the author argues that Athenian literature made deception a fundamental concern for democratic citizenship. This ancient discourse on lying highlights the dangers of modern resignation and postmodern complacency concerning the politics and morality of deception."--Jacket.

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