The Talking Greeks: Speech, Animals, and the Other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato

The Talking Greeks: Speech, Animals, and the Other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato

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by John Heath
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521832640

ISBN-13: 9780521832649

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What drove the ancient Greeks to explore human nature and invent Western politics? This book argues that the Greeks believed speech made humans different from other animals. But, this zoological comparison also provided the metaphorical means for viewing those 'lacking' authoritative speech--women, barbarians, and slaves, etc.--as bestial. This link between speech,

Overview

What drove the ancient Greeks to explore human nature and invent Western politics? This book argues that the Greeks believed speech made humans different from other animals. But, this zoological comparison also provided the metaphorical means for viewing those 'lacking' authoritative speech--women, barbarians, and slaves, etc.--as bestial. This link between speech, humanity, and status is revealed through close study of both Homeric epics, classical Athenian culture, Aeschylus' Oresteia, and Plato's Dialogues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521832649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Speech, Animals, and Human Status in Homer: 1. Bellowing like a bull: humans and other animals in Homer; 2. Controlling language: Telemachus learns to speak; 3. Talking through the heroic code: Achilles learns to tell tales; Part II. Listening for the Other in Classical Greece: 4. Making a difference: the silence of otherness; Part III. Speech, Animals, and Human Status in Classical Athens: 5. Disentangling the beast: humans and other animals in the Oresteia; 6. Socratic silence: the shame of the Athenians; Epilogue.

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