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Introduction 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 Epilogue.