Saturday, May 11, 2019
A Fine Thing Indeed
Honest and direct plain speaking is a fine thing indeed.Except when it gets you fired from your job, deplatformed, censored, banned, ostracized, shunned, vilified, blacklisted, etc.
καλόν γ᾿ ἀληθὴς κἀτενὴς παρρησία.
See Free Speech in Classical Antiquity, edd. Ineke Sluiter and Ralph M. Rosen (Leiden: Brill, 2004), where this fragment is quoted on p. 6, n. 10, and Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Free Speech and Democracy in Ancient Athens (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).