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Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens, Harvey Yunis

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Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens
Title
Taming democracy
Title remainder
models of political rhetoric in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Yunis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How does one speak to a large, diverse mass of ordinary, sovereign citizens and persuade them to render wise decisions? For Thucydides, Plato, and Demosthenes, who observed classical Athenian democracy in action, this was an urgent question. Harvey Yunis looks at how these three - historian, philosopher, politician respectively - explored the instructive potential of political rhetoric as a means of "taming democracy," Plato's metaphor for controlling the fractious demos through language
Cataloging source
DLC
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Yunis, Harvey
LC call number
DF82
LC item number
.Y86 1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rhetoric & society
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  • Rhetoric, Ancient
  • Democracy
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
Label
Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens, Harvey Yunis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-310) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I. Athenian Intellectuals Examine Rhetoric and Democracy -- II. The Earliest Criticism of Democratic Deliberation -- III. Thucydides on Periclean Rhetoric and Political Instruction -- IV. Thucydides on the Rhetoric of the Successors -- V. The Premises of Plato's Argument on Political Rhetoric -- VI. Gorgias: The Collapse of Political Discourse -- VII. Phaedrus: Rhetoric Reinvented -- VIII. Laws: Rhetoric, Preambles, and Mass Political Instruction -- IX. Demosthenes: Discourse and Deliberation in Theory and Practice -- Appendix I: More of Plato's Preaching Preambles -- Appendix II: The Authenticity of Demosthenes' Collection of Demegoric Preambles -- Appendix III: Demosthenes, Preambles 28 (29), 33 (34), 34 (35)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 p
Isbn
9780801427701
Lccn
95036535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Taming democracy : models of political rhetoric in classical Athens, Harvey Yunis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-310) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Athenian Intellectuals Examine Rhetoric and Democracy -- II. The Earliest Criticism of Democratic Deliberation -- III. Thucydides on Periclean Rhetoric and Political Instruction -- IV. Thucydides on the Rhetoric of the Successors -- V. The Premises of Plato's Argument on Political Rhetoric -- VI. Gorgias: The Collapse of Political Discourse -- VII. Phaedrus: Rhetoric Reinvented -- VIII. Laws: Rhetoric, Preambles, and Mass Political Instruction -- IX. Demosthenes: Discourse and Deliberation in Theory and Practice -- Appendix I: More of Plato's Preaching Preambles -- Appendix II: The Authenticity of Demosthenes' Collection of Demegoric Preambles -- Appendix III: Demosthenes, Preambles 28 (29), 33 (34), 34 (35)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 p
Isbn
9780801427701
Lccn
95036535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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