Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes
"The essays in this volume perform a very broad sweep of premodern European centuries and provide an excellent corrective to the misconception that censorship, as we think of it, originated in the early modern period. The editors are well aware that they have taken on a vast subject, and their desire to treat it across such a wide swath and in so many different contexts is very bold." * Ralph M. Rosen, University of Pennsylvania *
Han Baltussen is Hughes Professor of Classics at the University of Adelaide and editor of Greek and Roman Consolations: Eight Studies of a Tradition and Its Afterlife. Peter J. Davis is a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide.
Chapter 1. Parrhesia, Free Speech, and Self-Censorship -Han Baltussen and Peter J. Davis Chapter 2. Self-Censorship in Ancient Greek Comedy -Andrew Hartwig Chapter 3. Parrhesia and Censorship in the Polis and the Symposium: An Exploration of Hyperides Against Philippides 3 -Lara O'Sullivan Chapter 4. A Bark Worse Than His Bite? Diogenes the Cynic and the Politics of Tolerance in Athens -Han Baltussen Chapter 5. Censorship for the Roman Stage? -Gesine Manuwald Chapter 6. The Poet as Prince: Author and Authority Under Augustus -Ioannis Ziogas Chapter 7. "Quae quis fugit damnat": Outspoken Silence in Seneca's Epistles -Marcus Wilson Chapter 8. Argo's Flavian Politics: The Workings of Power in Valerius Flaccus -Peter J. Davis Chapter 9. Compulsory Freedom: Literature in Trajan's Rome -John Penwill Chapter 10. Christian Correspondences: The Secrets of Letter-Writers and Letter-Bearers -Pauline Allen Chapter 11. "Silence Is Also Annulment": Veiled and Unveiled Speech in Seventh-Century Martyr Commemorations -Bronwen Neil Chapter 12. "Dixit quod nunquam vidit hereticos": Dissimulation and Self-Censorship in Thirteenth-Century Inquisitorial Testimonies -Megan Cassidy-Welch Chapter 13. Inquisition, Art, and Self-Censorship in the Early Modern Spanish Church, 1563-1834 -Francois Soyer Chapter 14. Thomas Hobbes and the Problem of Self-Censorship -Jonathan Parkin Epilogue -Han Baltussen and Peter J. Davis Notes Index List of Contributors Acknowledgments