By Jon Hesk
This booklet is a learn of the ways that classical Athenian texts signify and evaluation the morality of deception. it truly is fairly fascinated about the way the telling of lies used to be an issue for the world's first democracy and compares this challenge with the fashionable Western scenario. There are significant sections on Greek tragedy, comedy, oratory, historiography and philosophy.
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Collard (1975) 157 cites examples where this concept is used to express `disapproval and moral inconsistency' in tragedy. 57 Hipp. Morb. Sacr. 18. See below n. 146 for poikilia as a quality of Pindar's poetry. ' At Hom. Il. 347 the frenzied Achilles desires to eat Hector's `raw' ¯esh. See also these connotations of the word at Soph. Ant. 471±2 and Aj. 548. 59 See Detienne and Vernant (1978) 34¨. for Greek literature's treatment of meÅtis and deception in animals of prey. Honest hoplites and tricky Spartans 37 were forced to steal from the sussitia without being seen or face a beating if they are caught, Vernant sees a comparison with `wild animals' and `beasts of prey': `the whip does not punish their crime of thievery and its lowness; it denounces .
Mi. 365c±d. On Hermes as an embodiment of meÅtis and apateÅ, see Kahn (1978) 77¨. ; Osborne (1985b) 53± 4. For Odysseus, see Pucci (1987); Murnaghan (1987); Pratt (1993) to name but a few. 52 Antisthenes is commonly described as a `sophist' but while we have evidence that he taught rhetoric, his fragments and doxography suggest that he became close to Socrates. For Antisthenes' `Socratic' interests, see Rankin (1986). Socrates himself was described or represented as a sophist both before and after his death.
1093¨. and Eq. 1265±71. Rose (1995) and Rosenbloom (1995) demonstrate how Sophocles' Ajax and Aeschylean tragedy engage with the relationship between leadership, politics, seapower and empire. g. `Demokratia' ± given to four ships over ®fty-®ve years, `Nike', `Eunomia', `Eleutheria', `Dikaiosune', `Sophia', `Mneme', `Techne', `Tragoidia', `Comoidia'). See Casson (1971) 350±4 for further examples and discussion. See also Strauss (1996) for an excellent discussion of thetes' ideology and naval service as democratic political education.