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Social memory in Athenian public discourse : uses and meanings of the past, Bernd Steinbock

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Social memory in Athenian public discourse : uses and meanings of the past
Title
Social memory in Athenian public discourse
Title remainder
uses and meanings of the past
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Bernd Steinbock
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Language
eng
Summary
"Prompted by the abundant historical allusions in Athenian political and diplomatic discourse, Bernd Steinbock analyzes the uses and meanings of the past in fourth-century Athens, using Thebes' role in Athenian memory as a case study. This examination is based upon the premise that Athenian social memory, that is, the shared and often idealized and distorted image of the past, should not be viewed as an unreliable counterpart of history but as an invaluable key to the Athenians' mentality. Against the tendency to view the orators' references to the past as empty rhetorical phrases or propagandistic cover-ups for Realpolitik, it argues that the past constituted important political capital in its own right. Drawing upon theories of social memory, it contextualizes the orators' historical allusions within the complex net of remembrances and beliefs held by the audience and thus tries to gauge their ideological and emotive power. Integrating literary, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence with recent scholarship on memory, identity, rhetoric, and international relations, Social Memory in Athenian Public Discourse: Uses and Meanings of the Past enhances our understanding of both the function of memory in Athenian public discourse and the history of Athenian-Theban relations. It should be of interest not only to students of Greek history and oratory but to everybody interested in memory studies, Athenian democracy, and political decision making."--Publisher's website
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Steinbock, Bernd
Dewey number
303.48/23850384
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
LC call number
DF285
LC item number
.S74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Memory
  • Collective memory
  • Historiography
  • Discourse analysis
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Thebes (Greece)
  • Thebes (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Greece
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Social memory in Athenian public discourse : uses and meanings of the past, Bernd Steinbock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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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
  • Introduction: Objectives, Methods, Concepts -- Objectives -- What Is Social Memory? -- 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
Control code
768168524
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cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780472118328
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012033643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768168524
Label
Social memory in Athenian public discourse : uses and meanings of the past, Bernd Steinbock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • Introduction: Objectives, Methods, Concepts -- Objectives -- What Is Social Memory? -- 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
Control code
768168524
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780472118328
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012033643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768168524

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