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The Resource The talking Greeks : speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato, John Heath, (electronic resource)

The talking Greeks : speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato, John Heath, (electronic resource)

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The talking Greeks : speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato
Title
The talking Greeks
Title remainder
speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato
Statement of responsibility
John Heath
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When considering the question of what makes us human, the ancient Greeks provided numerous suggestions. This book argues that the defining criterion in the Hellenic world, however, was the most obvious one: speech. It explores how it was the capacity for authoritative speech which was held to separate humans from other animals, gods from humans, men from women, Greeks from non-Greeks, citizens from slaves, and the mundane from the heroic. John Heath illustrates how Homer's epics trace the development of immature young men into adults managing speech in entirely human ways and how in Aeschylus' Oresteia only human speech can disentangle man, beast, and god. Plato's Dialogues are shown to reveal the consequences of Socratically imposed silence. With its examination of the Greek focus on speech, animalization, and status, this book offers new readings of key texts and provides significant insights into the Greek approach to understanding our world.--
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heath, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeschylus
  • Homer
  • Plato
  • Greek literature
  • Speech in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Human beings in literature
  • Animals in literature
Label
The talking Greeks : speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato, John Heath, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511483011
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Speech, animals, and human status in Homer -- Bellowing like a bull: humans and other animals in Homer -- Controlling language: Telemachus learns to speak -- Talking through the heroic code: Achilles learning to tell tales -- II: Listening for the other in classical Greece -- Making a difference: the silence of otherness -- III: Speech, animals, and human status in classical Athens -- Disentangling the beast: humans and other animals in the Oresteia -- Socratic silence: the shame of the Athenians
Control code
CR9780511483011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521832649
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252490287
Label
The talking Greeks : speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato, John Heath, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511483011
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Speech, animals, and human status in Homer -- Bellowing like a bull: humans and other animals in Homer -- Controlling language: Telemachus learns to speak -- Talking through the heroic code: Achilles learning to tell tales -- II: Listening for the other in classical Greece -- Making a difference: the silence of otherness -- III: Speech, animals, and human status in classical Athens -- Disentangling the beast: humans and other animals in the Oresteia -- Socratic silence: the shame of the Athenians
Control code
CR9780511483011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 392 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521832649
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252490287

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