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    Plato’s open secret.Demetra Kasimis - 2016 - Contemporary Political Theory 15 (4):339-357.
    The Republic’s noble lie is widely read as an endorsement of political difference that opposes the democratic ideals of its Athenian setting. Once the text’s exclusionary political realities and rhetorical structure are attended to, however, the passages no longer appear as the template for an essentialist politics or the act of political deception they are typically taken to be. What they do is lay bare the ‘artifice’ (mēchanē) by which regimes – including classical Athens – produce membership status as a (...)
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    The Tragedy of Blood-Based Membership.Demetra Kasimis - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (2):231-256.
    Classical Athens assimilated and disenfranchised a large, free immigrant population of “metics” on the basis of blood, generation after generation. Yet immigration politics remain a curiously displaced context for interpreting ancient Greek political thought and its instructive criticisms of democratic citizenship. Accordingly, Euripides’s Ion—the only classical text devoted to exploring the founding myth Athens used to naturalize metics’ exclusion from citizenship–is underexamined by political theorists. Attending to the play’s metic figurations and historical-poetic contexts, this essay argues that the Ion is (...)
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    Future Freedoms: Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy. [REVIEW]Demetra Kasimis - 2018 - Political Theory 47 (4):581-585.
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    Book Review: Future Freedoms: Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy, by Elizabeth K. Markovits. [REVIEW]Demetra Kasimis - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (4):581-585.
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    Luschnig, Woodruff Euripides: Electra, Phoenician Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis. Pp. xl + 286, map. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc, 2011. Paper, £8.95, US$11.95 . ISBN: 978-1-60384-460-4. [REVIEW]Demetra Kasimis - 2012 - The Classical Review 62 (2):662-663.
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