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dc.contributor.authorHuberfeld, Sharon Elise
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dc.description.abstractMan, according to Aristotle, is meant to live within a society1 . To maintain society, people developed a system for keeping the peace, a system of law. Codified by kings and rulers, these laws created a sense of order. However, the truth is a bit more complicated. The city is inherently mixed with violence. Sometimes, the violence is the prompt for creating a city. Other times, violence exists to enforce boundaries within it, to establish law and order. And in alternate cases, it is there in order to maintain the city itself. These three ideas- foundation violence, boundary violence and defensive violence- appear throughout myth and history. Over the course of this essay, I will demonstrate how the city is also mixed up with violence from the bloody founding of cities through the story of Cain and Abel, to the importance of establishing limits through violence via Romulus and Remus, to three outsider/ defenders of the city who used violence- Samson from the Bible’s Book of Judges, Coriolanus in Shakespeare’s play and Abraham Lincoln.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipS. Daniel Abraham Honors Programen_US
dc.publisherStern College for Womenen_US
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dc.subjectUrban violence --History.en_US
dc.subjectViolence --Social aspects.en_US
dc.subjectViolence --History.en_US
dc.subjectCities and towns, Ancient --Mythology.en_US
dc.subjectCities and towns, Ancient --Origin.en_US
dc.subjectOutsiders in literature.en_US
dc.titleViolence and Societyen_US

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