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Reported assembly scenes in Greek Tragedy

Carter, D.M. (2013) Reported assembly scenes in Greek Tragedy. Illinois Classical Studies, 38. pp. 23-63. ISSN 0363-1923

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5406/illiclasstud.38.0023


This paper presents a detailed consideration of the three democratic assembly meetings that are reported in Greek tragedy. The three scenes in their different ways reveal a preoccupation with a tension between elite rhetoric and popular wisdom in a democracy. Behind this preoccupation lies a shared assumption: that many people attended assemblies expecting their minds to be made up; and that persuasive oratory and the popular judgment of persuasive oratory could have a decisive influence on a vote.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:34723
Publisher:University of Illinois Press

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