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Introduction

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Interpretations of Athenian liberty have too often been taken out of their historical context. This introductory chapter attempts to remedy this problem by outlining the traditional distinctions ... More


Frank Speech

Voula Tsouna

in The Ethics of Philodemus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the practice of frank speech or candid criticism, the principal educational method of late Epicurean schools and a major tool of moral and psychological therapy. The chapter is ... More


Shakespeare and the Truth-Teller: Confronting the Cynic Ideal

David Hershinow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439572
eISBN:
9781474477017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Truth-Teller makes the case that Shakespeare repeatedly responds to sixteenth-century debates over the revolutionary potential of Cynic critical activity—debates that persist in later centuries ... More


Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Cynthia N. Nazarian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book takes an in-depth look at the widespread language of violence and abjection in early modern European love poetry. Beginning in fourteenth-century Italy, the book shows how Petrarch ... More


Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Amanda Stuart Fisher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526145741
eISBN:
9781526158307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145758
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Responding to the resurgence of verbatim theatre that emerged in Britain, Australia, the United States and other parts of the world in the early 1990s, this book offers one of the first sustained, ... More


Conclusion

Bruno Perreau and Deke Dusinberre

in The Politics of Adoption: Gender and the Making of French Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027229
eISBN:
9780262323383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027229.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The study of adoption in France evidences a quest of salvation in genealogical (and national) transmission. In a foucaldian vein, this conclusive chapter analyses discourses on “true filiation” with ... More


Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida

Geoffrey Bennington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270521
eISBN:
9780823270569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270521.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Scatter 1 posits a politics of politics that is an irreducible part of politics itself. It is argued that this dimension of politics, usually associated with rhetoric and sophistry, is, like it or ... More


Freedom from Tyranny: (And from Being a Tyrant)

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A tyrant is a monarch who rules in a dictatorship, who feels he or she is above the law but fears his or her own people. To democratic poets of Athens such as Plato, tyranny is a mental illness that ... More


‘Possessing an unbridled tongue’: Frank speech and speaking back in Euripides' Orestes *

Elton T. E. Barker

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles the issue of tragic politics through a study of tragedy's discourse and form. Turning away from the customary focus on the subject matter of individual plays, and the extent or ... More


Transmythologies

Maria Voyatzaki

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Maria Voyatzaki begins by dwelling on the question: if technical, material objects are inorganic, organised beings, possessing their own dynamics that give to matter the hallmark of vital activity ... More


Parrhēsia across Politeiai

Matthew Landauer

in Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter five begins with an analysis of parrhēsia (frank speech) in nondemocratic regimes. The chapter shows that parrhēsia could arise in two ways in the courts of autocrats. A ruler might try to ... More


Cynicism and the Courage of Truth

David Hershinow

in Shakespeare and the Truth-Teller: Confronting the Cynic Ideal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439572
eISBN:
9781474477017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439572.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes a closer look at Foucault’s unfinished genealogy of philosophical parrhêsia, or fearless speech, arguing that Foucault sees diogenical Cynicism as the logical culmination of an ... More


The Unbridled Tongue: Babble and Gossip in Renaissance France

Emily Butterworth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199662302
eISBN:
9780191770470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This book looks at gossip, rumour, and talking too much in Renaissance France and explores why these forms of talk were considered dangerous. Taking its cue from Erasmus’s Lingua, in which both the ... More


Empire

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter proposes a critical reassessment of Constantine's measures in order to show that they merely confirmed the existing episcopal oversight over practical matters that were considered to be ... More


Testimony as speaking out: performing the ethico-political imperatives of witnessing

Amanda Stuart Fisher

in Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526145741
eISBN:
9781526158307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145758.00011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the proposal that testimonial performance has the political potential to stage what Foucault has described as parrhesia, a mode of speaking truth to power. In testimonial ... More


The Truth About Parrhēsia: Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Politics in Late Foucault

Geoffrey Bennington

in Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In his 1982-3 course at the Collège de France, Le gouvernement de soi et des autres, Foucault, developing his famous notion of parrhēsia (free speech, courageous speech, or “fearless speech”), is led ... More


Loyal Opposition

Ariel G. López

in Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the relationship between Shenoute and the powerful of the world, in particular the representatives of the Roman state. It is argued that Shenoute attempts to win over his ... More


Vulnerability and the Countersovereign Voice

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the imagery of violence in early modern European poetry. Petrarch's lyric collection, Canzoniere, has shaped the ways in which others wrote and thought about desire for three ... More


Strategies of Abjection: Parrhēsia and the Cruel Beloved from Petrarch’s Canzoniere to Scève’s Délie

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyzes Petrarch's Canzoniere alongside the first French Petrarchan sequence, Maurice Scève's Délie: Object de plus haulte vertu (1544). It examines Petrarch's wretchedness, isolation, ... More


The Paradoxes of Pain: Shakespeare beyond Petrarchism

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book has examined the metaphors of wounding, torture, vulnerability, and war that were abound in sixteenth-century love poetry, identifying them as a pan-European phenomenon through which early ... More


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