Introduction : Objectives, Methods, Concepts Objectives What Is Social Memory? Social memory in Ancient Greece : From Mythical Times to the Recent Past Social Memory in Athenian Public Discourse Chapter 1. Carriers of Athenian Social Memory Festivals and Public Commemorations Different Memory Communities Monuments and Inscriptions Rhetorical Education Assembly and Law Courts Chapter 2. Athens' Counterimage : The Theban Medizers Fourth-Century Allusions to Thebes' Medizing Theban Conduct during the Persian War Athenian Disposition toward Thebes in 479 Memorialization of Thebes' Treason Remembering Theban Medism throughout the Fifth Century Contexts for the Recollection of Theban Medism in the Fourth Century Chapter 3. Mythical Precedent : Athenian Intervention for the Fallen Argives Oratorical Allusions to the Burial of the Seven Constitutive Elements and Formative Influences The Burial of the Seven in Diplomatic and Political Discourse Chapter 4. A Precarious Memory : Theban Help for the Athenian Democrats Belated Praise for Theban Aid? The Situation in Thebes in 404/3 Theban Support for Thrasybulus in Athenian Social Memory Chapter 5. Persistent Memories : The Proposed Eradication of Athens The Debate about Athens' Fate in 405/4 Fourth-Century Allusions to the Proposed Destruction of Athens Traumatic Fear of Annihilation Semantic and Visual Conceptualizations : City Razing and Enslavement Imagining the Unimaginable : The Eradication of Athens Plataea, Melos and Troy as Aide Memoire Contexts for the Recollection of the Theban Proposal Conclusion.
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