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  • Democracy In Aristophanes The Athenian

    The Athenians lack a care for the common good. This problem is first recognized in the opening passage when Dikaiopolis is waiting for the Executive Committee to gather, and when they do come they fight for the best seats in the house. Later in the comedy, Dikaiopolis gets into a heated argument with the general Lamachus. Dikaiopolis rants how Lamachus was elected by only a few men who did not know what they were doing, and that he is gluttonous because he only helps Athens when he is making profit. This exemplifies how few citizens vote and therefore show little care for Athens as a whole. Aristophanes recognizes that if the goal of a polis is individualist wealth and power, a genuine democracy is…

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  • Black Humor In Apuleius The Golden Ass

    Apuleius’ The Golden Ass and Juvenal’s Satires 3 and 4 use black humour as a leeway to express the seriousness of the situation through humiliation and dramatization in order to keep the audience entertained. Humour, especially black humour, which often involves a taste for the macabre, is used to make light of something that is considered serious or taboo. In The Golden Ass, black humour is used to illustrate Lucius’ trial where he is made a ridicule of in front of Hypata’s citizens for the…

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  • Satire In The Acharnian

    while the rest of the nation is still engaged in the war. As the play progresses, the audience watches Dicaeopolis live a life of wealth and pleasure with nice food and clothes while the rest of the nation is poor, starving, and suffering as the war goes on and soldiers, such as Lamachus, are fighting and suffering. Aristophanes presents these ideas throughout the play in order for the audience to see that peace is always better than engaging in a war that will only end in loss of food,…

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  • Lykke's Model Of Strategic Theory Analysis

    There were three competing proposals presented by the three generals (Nicias, Lamachus, and Alcibiades) of how the Athenians should proceed. Similar to the ends construct, competing ideas are a risk in the sense that they detract from the detail and focus of one agreed upon idea. As seen above, Nicias spoke out against any campaign on Sicily since he was concerned that they would “leave many enemies behind [Athens]” This risk might have been more fully considered if not for the competing…

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  • Why Did Sparta Win The Peloponnesian War Essay

    surrounding territories knew about the Spartans. On the other hand, Athens was nothing like Sparta. Athenian society did not revolve around the military as their society was heavily concentrated on government, religion, and the arts. Athenians based their society off of how much money was made and the type of work they did for a living, instead of what military position was held. Since Athenian society was not as involved in the military as Sparta was, it caused them to make many poor choices in…

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  • The Thucydides History Of The Peloponnesian War

    for the Athenians, they should have been more informed on Sicily. Being less knowledgeable about the size, leaves room for error, because the Athenians might not have had enough men to defend themselves against everyone. Which also can relate to the part of being ignorant of the inhabitants. Not knowing information about people who live there, could cause them a variety of problems. Certainly, the Athenians should have been more informed before they set out to capture Sicily. Not only were the…

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