Slaves Tell Tales: And Other Episodes in the Politics of Popular Culture in Ancient Greece

Slaves Tell Tales: And Other Episodes in the Politics of Popular Culture in Ancient Greece

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Most studies of ancient Greek politics focus on formal institutions such as the political assembly and the law courts, and overlook the role that informal social practices played in the regulation of the political order. Sara Forsdyke argues, by contrast, that various forms of popular culture in ancient Greece--including festival revelry, oral storytelling, and popular forms of justice--were a vital medium for political expression and played an important role in… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (July 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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