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SecurityPolitics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care$
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John T. Hamilton

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157528

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.001.0001

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Security on the Beach

Security on the Beach

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John T. Hamilton

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The infinite varieties of care and the ways to deal with them coalesce into master metaphors that organize and motivate thinking about security. Reference has already been made to some examples: the solicitous mother, the garden, the pasture, and so forth. This chapter considers one of the most enduring paradigms for expressing different attitudes toward security, the dichotomy between the land and the sea. Throughout Greco-Roman culture, the sea constituted a persistent source of concern. Any desire to quit the firmness of the land, where nature provided all that was needed for the sustenance of human life, would invariably be regarded as some kind of transgression. Even in the most justifiable cases, seafaring was believed to be somehow excessive, a departure from the norm.

Keywords:   security, land, sea, Greco-Roman culture

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