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Social memory in Athenian public discourse [electronic resource] : uses and meanings of the past / Bernd Steinbock.

Author/Creator:
Steinbock, Bernd.
Publication:
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (424 p.)
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Subjects:
Memory -- Social aspects -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Collective memory -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Historiography -- Social aspects -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Discourse analysis -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Athens (Greece) -- Relations -- Greece -- Thebes.
Thebes (Greece) -- Relations -- Greece -- Athens.
Thebes (Greece) -- Foreign public opinion.
Athens (Greece) -- Politics and government.
Athens (Greece) -- Social life and customs.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan) publisher.
ISBN:
1-283-94165-1
0-472-02841-3
OCLC:
859687080
Publisher Number:
10.3998/mpub.1897162