Aristophanes

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  • Aristophanes The Clouds Analysis

    Of the many writings that once existed on Socrates, only a few have actually survived entirely. One of them is a play written by Socrates’ contemporary Aristophanes on 423 BCE. In his comedy “The Clouds”, Aristophanes ridicules the character of Socrates on stage for all of Athens to see and enjoy. Despite the fact that “The Clouds” survived entirely, its reliability becomes complex and questionable due to the inconsistency with the writings of Socrates’ other contemporaries, as well as with the Athenian definition of what exactly a comedy comprises of, and yet it’s possible that in addition to entertainment, the exaggerated and vulgar play may of also played an important role in bringing forth the accusations that led to his death. Even…

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  • Plato Vs Aristophanes Analysis

    Argumentative Strategies of Plato vs. Aristophanes In Aristophanes’ “Clouds” and Plato’s “Apology” Socrates is satirically attacked and rationally defended respectively. The two argumentative styles of Aristophanes and Plato are on opposite sides of the spectrum. Aristophanes utilizes satire and humorous exaggerations of sophist teachings to denounce Socrates. Alternatively, Plato’s “Apology” uses logic and reason in order to defend himself against the charges brought against him. Both…

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  • Satire In Aristophanes The Clouds

    Aristophanes aimed to entertain the audience through satire and gave us warnings about truth. Education is part of an intellectual depiction to manipulate ideas and language which even rethink Strepsiades’ belief in the Gods as an elderly man. He challenges the nature of education and questions the audience on whether education is to become more highly, sophisticated and intellectual than other people or inform society with knowledge and to enhance it. He parallels Greek society with our future…

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  • Analysis Of The Clouds By Aristophanes

    When imagining the ancient city of Athens, intriguing philosophy, beautiful art, and advancement in mathematics and science may be brought to mind. However, one man, Aristophanes, seemed to be the complete opposite of the portrayed picture of the Athenian people. He was a comedian, and a very unrefined one. His vulgar, sexual, uncouth plays were extremely popular, viewed by citizens of all statuses. The Ancient Greeks, so well known for laying the intellectual foundation of the Western world,…

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  • Literary Analysis Of Aristophanes And Plato's 'Symposium'

    hangovers. They all decide to go easy for the night and just tell stories. Aristophanes and Socrates both tell stories about love, but both have very different meanings. Aristophanes, who is a comic playwright tells a story in which he talks about the myth of soulmates and love, and his meaning of love. Socrates then tells a story of his version of love, and what he believes it to be. Both Aristophanes and Socrates stories gives interesting ideas, in Aristophanes Male/Male pairing is favored,…

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  • Aristophanes The Assemblywomen And Blundell's Chapter On Spartan Women

    Plato’s Republic, Aristophanes’ The Assemblywomen, and Blundell’s chapter on Sparta women citizen, depicted many ideas of women’s value and participation in their societies. Blundell shows that the more radical lines of Spartan women ensured that female domestic power was accepted and maybe encouraged. In Plato’s and Aristophanes’ works can reflect a comparison to Blundell’s chapter on Sparta. Spartan women were raised in an all-female environment as their father or husbands were training for…

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  • The Theme Of Corruption In Aristophanes Comedy The Clouds

    In Aristophanes’ comedy the Clouds, Socrates is charged with the corruption of the youth, by teaching them to disregard the traditional values of piety, and the authority of the laws of Athens. Plato, one of the primary advocates and followers of Socrates attempts to defend Socrates from these charges in his dialogues Euthyphro and the Apology by characterizing him as a martyr of justice against a city corrupted by fear in realizing its own fragility. Plato’s depiction of Socrates’ defense in…

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  • Essay On Gender Roles In Antigone And Lysistrata

    In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone and Aristophanes’ Greek comedy Lysistrata, gender roles play an important part in understanding the motives of the characters. Traditionally in ancient civilizations, women’s roles were limited to the home, but both playwrights contradict this by having the lead roles in their play go to female characters, both of whom use their gender as a way to defy power and stand for their cause. Antigone and Lysistrata believe in their cause enough to go against male…

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  • Plato's Symposium Analysis

    about politics. Aristophanes proposes that people, in general, have an inclination towards themselves. While giving his eulogy, he describes how humans were previously connected and longed to be reunited with their separated other half. Speaking about males previously connected to other males, Aristophanes says, “ They incline towards their own characteristics in others. There’s good evidence for their quality: as adults, they’re the only men who end up in government . . . [they] always…

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  • Essay On The Types Of Socrates

    Pheidippides and Strepsiades could have been prime examples, but unfortunately they are fictional and hold no actual evidence against Socrates. Pheidippides corruption may be thought as corruption of youth by Aristophanes, but is dismissed by Plato’s Socrates. This Socrates states that “I cannot justly be held responsible for the good or bad conduct of these people, as I never promised to teach them anything and have not done so” (Plato, 33a-33b). What Socrates means by this is that he is not a…

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