Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens


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.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2000


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