Download PDF by Arlene W. Saxonhouse: Free Speech and Democracy in Ancient Athens

By Arlene W. Saxonhouse

Illuminates the exact personality of our smooth realizing of the root and cost of loose speech through contrasting it with the very diversified kind of unfastened speech that used to be practised by means of the traditional Athenians of their democratic regime. unfastened speech within the historic democracy was once no longer a safe correct yet an expression of the liberty from hierarchy, awe, reverence and disgrace. It used to be therefore a vital aspect of the egalitarianism of that regime. That freedom used to be challenged through the results of the rejection of disgrace (aidos) which had served as a cohesive strength in the polity. via readings of Socrates's trial, Greek tragedy and comedy, Thucydides's background, and Plato's Protagoras this quantity explores the paradoxical connections among unfastened speech, democracy, disgrace, and Socratic philosophy and Thucydidean background as practices of uncovering.

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