I – Situating ‘the Greek miracle’ : brief historical overview of Ancient Greece.
II – The functions of tragedy & possible links between democracy and tragedy
III – Antigone’s motives (& a few words on the issue of gender)
IV – Creon’s approach to statesmanship
* kerygma (decree) vs. nomos (law) * Antigone: antipolitical or not?
V – Creon – a tyrant?
VI – Lessons about ruling, about politics
Female emotion (irrationality) vs. male rationality
Demands of piety vs. demands of civic order / political expediency
Family vs. city
Love vs. justice
………………………… * is it that simple???
I- The Socratic Problem & the “trauma” of Socrates’s death.
II- The ‘old’ accusations (Aristophanes)
* Socrates: founder of (political) philosophy?
III - The recent accusations & Socrates’s rebuttal
IV- What is behind the trial: politics, religious int