The Resource Performing interpersonal violence : court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens, Werner Riess, (electronic resource)

Performing interpersonal violence : court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens, Werner Riess, (electronic resource)

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Performing interpersonal violence : court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens
Title
Performing interpersonal violence
Title remainder
court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens
Statement of responsibility
Werner Riess
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book offers the first attempt at understanding interpersonal violence in ancient Athens. While the archaic desire for revenge persisted into the classical period, it was channeled by the civil discourse of the democracy. Performances such as the staging of trials and comedies ritually defined the meaning of violence and its appropriate application. Speeches and curse tablets not only spoke about violence, but also exacted it, deriving its legitimate use from a democratic principle, the communal decision of the human jurors in the first case and the underworld gods in the second
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Is Subseries of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Riess, Werner
Dewey number
  • 303.6/0938
  • 938
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PA3203
LC item number
.R54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
MythosEikonPoiesis,
Series volume
Bd. 4
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  • Theater
  • Violence in the theater
  • Violence
Label
Performing interpersonal violence : court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens, Werner Riess, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; I. Introduction; Notions of Violence - State of Research - Goals; Methodology: The Performative Turn and Ritual Studies (A Brief Overview); The Controlling Function of Ritualization; Sources - Chronological Scope; II. Forensic Speeches; Ritual Framing; Constructing Violence: Discursive Rules of Violence I (Interaction); Contexts; First Blow versus Self-Defense; Murder versus Lawful Homicide; Public versus Hidden Violence; Day versus Night; Inebriation versus Sobriety; Old Age versus Young Age; Thresholds (invasion of homes versus protection of oikos)
  • Disturbance of Public Duty versus Maintenance of Public OrderPerversion of Religious Customs; Perversion of Gender, Citizenship Status, Social Rank and Role; Mediated (Sanctioned) versus Direct Violence; Escalation versus De-escalation; Images of Violence: Discursive Rules of Violence II (Mental and Cultural Representation); The Depiction of Violence; Selfless Motives versus Selfishness; Anger; Transgression of Boundaries; Hubris; Tyrants; Barbarians; Old versus New Discourse Strategies; Functions of Ritualization; How to Plead in Court - A Conclusion; III. Curse Tablets
  • Proportions - Social Origins of Cursers - Functions of TabletsRitual Framing; Ritual Actions (drômena); Ritual Words (legomena); Degree of Violence; Diachronic Development; Conclusion; IV. Old and New Comedy; Ritual Framing; Ritual Origins; Theater Production as Ritual Process; Ritual Efficacy; The Discursive Rules of Violence; Aristophanes; Three Case Studies: Wasps, Birds, and Clouds; The Double-Layerdness of Violence; Aristophanes' Discourse on Democracy - Summary; Menander; Menander's Discourse on Society - Summary; Ritual Functions of Scenes of Violence in Comedy; Conclusion
  • V. ConclusionsChronological Development of the Violence Discourse in Different Genres; Three Theses on Athenian Violence; Controlling Function of Ritualization; Social Origins of Perpetrators of Violence; A State Monopoly on Violence ?; Outlook on Violence in Athenian Foreign Policy; VI. References; 1. Corpora of Athenian Curse Tablets; 2. Abbreviated Works; 3. English Translations; 4. Secondary Literature; Index locorum; Literary Sources; Inscriptions; Papyri; Iconographical Sources; General Index; Important Greek and Latin terms; Ancient proper names (historical and fictional persons)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (492 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110245608
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000083705
  • (EBL)848970
  • (OCoLC)775302020
  • (SSID)ssj0000639638
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11354433
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000639638
  • (PQKBWorkID)10605414
  • (PQKB)11032263
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC848970
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000083705
Label
Performing interpersonal violence : court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens, Werner Riess, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; I. Introduction; Notions of Violence - State of Research - Goals; Methodology: The Performative Turn and Ritual Studies (A Brief Overview); The Controlling Function of Ritualization; Sources - Chronological Scope; II. Forensic Speeches; Ritual Framing; Constructing Violence: Discursive Rules of Violence I (Interaction); Contexts; First Blow versus Self-Defense; Murder versus Lawful Homicide; Public versus Hidden Violence; Day versus Night; Inebriation versus Sobriety; Old Age versus Young Age; Thresholds (invasion of homes versus protection of oikos)
  • Disturbance of Public Duty versus Maintenance of Public OrderPerversion of Religious Customs; Perversion of Gender, Citizenship Status, Social Rank and Role; Mediated (Sanctioned) versus Direct Violence; Escalation versus De-escalation; Images of Violence: Discursive Rules of Violence II (Mental and Cultural Representation); The Depiction of Violence; Selfless Motives versus Selfishness; Anger; Transgression of Boundaries; Hubris; Tyrants; Barbarians; Old versus New Discourse Strategies; Functions of Ritualization; How to Plead in Court - A Conclusion; III. Curse Tablets
  • Proportions - Social Origins of Cursers - Functions of TabletsRitual Framing; Ritual Actions (drômena); Ritual Words (legomena); Degree of Violence; Diachronic Development; Conclusion; IV. Old and New Comedy; Ritual Framing; Ritual Origins; Theater Production as Ritual Process; Ritual Efficacy; The Discursive Rules of Violence; Aristophanes; Three Case Studies: Wasps, Birds, and Clouds; The Double-Layerdness of Violence; Aristophanes' Discourse on Democracy - Summary; Menander; Menander's Discourse on Society - Summary; Ritual Functions of Scenes of Violence in Comedy; Conclusion
  • V. ConclusionsChronological Development of the Violence Discourse in Different Genres; Three Theses on Athenian Violence; Controlling Function of Ritualization; Social Origins of Perpetrators of Violence; A State Monopoly on Violence ?; Outlook on Violence in Athenian Foreign Policy; VI. References; 1. Corpora of Athenian Curse Tablets; 2. Abbreviated Works; 3. English Translations; 4. Secondary Literature; Index locorum; Literary Sources; Inscriptions; Papyri; Iconographical Sources; General Index; Important Greek and Latin terms; Ancient proper names (historical and fictional persons)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (492 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110245608
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000083705
  • (EBL)848970
  • (OCoLC)775302020
  • (SSID)ssj0000639638
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11354433
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000639638
  • (PQKBWorkID)10605414
  • (PQKB)11032263
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC848970
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000083705

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