Aristophanes

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  • Women In Lysistrata

    Lysistrata, a play written by Aristophanes in 410 BC is a comedic battle of the sexes as the women of Athens decide to take it upon themselves to end the Peloponnesian War. Lead by the titular character Lysistrata, women from both sides of the war agree to abstain from having sexual relations with their husbands to have the men cease fighting. In the end men from both sides, in obvious and extreme sexual frustration, agree to end the war and return home with their wives. Although Lysistrata is a…

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  • Socrate Xenophon's Socrates: The Importance Of Education

    In Plato’s texts education is seen as something of great importance. This is first seen in the introduction. It was thought that Plato believed “… only education in it (philosophy) could rescue humankind from civil war and political upheaval and provide a sound foundation for ethics and politics.” (1) This shows the sheer magnitude that education had to Plato. However, education was not as crucially important to the rest of the Greek society at this time. It was a luxury few could afford. Often…

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  • Socrates And Strepsiades's Inferior Argumetion In The Clouds

    attempting to alter the circumstance for their favor or overcome adversity by modifying customs and laws, whether it is for a noble cause, such as the American Revolution; or for a selfish purpose, like Strepsides does to avoid the debts in the Clouds. Aristophanes depicts the bizarre logic of characters like Socrates and Strepsides in the Clouds, a satirical comedy, to convey his animosity toward the new education along with its “Inferior Argument”, furthermore advocating an elimination of the…

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  • Pygmalion Satire Essay

    George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion is a satire that uses comedy to highlight the social issues of the day. It is also based on a Greek mythological lady statue of the same name. According to Blank Shaw’s Pygmalion is a story that is original witty and the characters have recognizable personalities. The plays plot begins when two phonetician make a bet to turn a street merchant; a flower girl into a lady who would pass as a ditches, teaching her how to speak, act and dress like a proper lady…

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  • Observation Of Frogs

    1.Dominic cries Data Specific Content On October 5th, Geri (one of the class teachers) while teaching a science lesson introduced students to the class pets, 2 frogs. Students studied the projected pictures of the frogs and decided to name the frogs Star and Pepper based on their physical attributes. Later on, Geri unveiled the frogs to a visibly excited class and divided students into small groups to observe the frogs. Connecting their observation to lesson teaching point to “what scientists…

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  • The Roles Of Aristophanes And Euripides

    Protagoras, and Prodicus and was also a close friend to Socrates (Lefkowitz 89). In Aristophanes’ later works, the poet provides the character of Euripides with most likely exaggerated religious views. In The Frogs, Euripides’ character is said to pray to different gods than everyone else, and in Thesmophoriazusae, a woman accuses Euripides of “persuading people that the gods do not exist.” (Lefkowitz 93) While Aristophanes and the comic poets did not say anything on the mentors’ influence on…

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  • Aristophanes Speech Analysis

    Aristophanes gives a believable myth to better understand his interruption on love. It is one of the strongest and it stands all the speeches in the Symposium. Aristophanes’ speech answers ones questions that can’t seem to understand their craving love or why one needs to search for their other half. When it comes to finding love we are searching for our true match. This is expressed throughout Aristophanes’ speech. Aristophanes believed that to understand love we must first realize what was…

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  • Analysis Of Aristophanes Clouds

    existed. Although Socrates was seen as a hero for some, there were many who saw Socrates as a dangerous figures. Aristophanes’ Clouds, portrays Socrates as a threat to the political community for undermining the laws that govern the community. Aristophanes’ Clouds presents a conservative yet comedic mocking of what goes against the community in attempt to protect it. According to Aristophanes, one of the ways that political communities insures their survival is by restraining from thought,…

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  • The Clouds By Aristophanes Analysis

    of Socrates old accusers, Aristophanes is arguably the most dangerous. Socrates recognizes that Aristophanes is a dangerous man, as Socrates states so in the Apology, “and the most unreasonable thing of all is that it is not even possible o know and to say their names, unless a certain one happens to be comic poet.” Furthermore, it is accurate to say that Aristophanes can be considered the fundamental motive for why Socrates was put on trial.” For example, Aristophanes is the author and…

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  • Aristophanes The Birds Analysis

    Aristotle’s “Types of States” and Aristophanes’ “The Birds” seem completely unrelated initially however when “Types of States” and “The Birds” read closely both share the common theme of government and how government can greatly influence the way society works. Aristotle and Aristophanes contributed their ideas of government through their works each explaining in their own way how government affected society; Aristotle explaining directly in “Types of States” and Aristophanes showing what he…

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