Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens

Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens

Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens

Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens

Synopsis

This book is a study of the ways in which classical Athenian texts represent and evaluate the morality of deception. It is particularly concerned with the way in which the telling of lies was a problem for the world's first democracy and compares this problem with the modern Western situation. There are major sections on Greek tragedy, comedy, oratory, historiography and philosophy.
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