Table of contents for The talking Greeks : speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato / John Heath.

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Part I. Speech, Animals, and Human Status in Homer: 1. Bellowing like a bull: humans and other animals in Homer
2. Controlling language: Telemachus learns to speak
3. Talking through the heroic code: Achilles learns to tell tales
Part II. Listening for the Other in Classical Greece: 4. Making a difference: the silence of otherness
Part III. Speech, Animals, and Human Status in Classical Athens: 5. Disentangling the beast: humans and other animals in the Oresteia
6. Socratic silence: the shame of the Athenians

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Greek literature History and criticism, Speech in literature, Aeschylus Criticism and interpretation, Human-animal relationships in literature, Homer Criticism and interpretation, Difference (Psychology) in literature, Language and languages in literature, Gods, Greek, in literature, Human beings in literature, Animals in literature, Plato