The Acharnians

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  • Democracy In Aristophanes The Athenian

    Aristophanes was a Greek playwright living in Athens during the Peloponnesian War whose comedies typically satirized the democracy and society. He wrote the comedy “The Acharnians” to establish the problems with the democracy leading Athens. He believes a successful democracy in Athens could only be possible if the troubles damaging the democracy were fixed. For Aristophanes, democracy in Athens is possible if greed is eliminated, equality achieved, and empathy developed because these three elements constitute the backbone of a virtuous polis. The unrepressed voice advances the common good. Ignorance decreases when participation increases. A problem for Aristophanes is the oppression of the citizens in the polis. People are penalized for speaking…

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  • Satire In The Acharnian

    Satire is a form of writing that makes use of humor, irony, and exaggeration to criticize a group of people’s views about a certain topic that is going on in the world. Satire has been around for a long time, but it has kept the same general aspects throughout all of time. Even with the 2,000 year-gap and differences in writing techniques and technology between “The Acharnians” and Stephen Colbert’s “The Word: Armistice,” both works utilize satire and have a very similar way of presenting it to…

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  • Dicaeopolis Withdrawal

    willing to be enraged and keen despite his goal of creating a peaceful society. After giving up the charcoal-bucket, Dicaeopolis realized that he didn’t want to live in peace alone; Dicaeopolis extremely cared that other people need to believe in him and follow his ways. Here, he exhibited selfish acts when he decided to convert other people even though they didn’t care for what he has to say. Although people were entitled to their opinion, Dicaeopolis didn’t care because he wanted to change the…

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  • Greek Theater: The Ineffable Role Of Greek Theater

    to the plot. Sophocles wrote more plays than Aeschylus, about 120, but again only seven remain intact.(4) Oedipus the King is considered to be his greatest masterpiece.(4) The youngest of the three Greek tragedians is Euripides. Nineteen of his plays survived, but he has had fewer victories than the others.(4) Euripides introduced a strange views of Greek myths, by seeing them in new views or judging mythological characters in terms of their human weaknesses.(4) He is extremely influential in…

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  • Plato Vs Aristophanes Analysis

    to replace the Athenian peoples’ fears of their children being corrupted by the “dangerous” sophists. Overall, Socrates definitely puts forward the more persuasive argument, however falls short by a measly thirty votes due to the environment and society of the time. Nonetheless, Socrates ability to eloquently defend himself and explain his argument as well as disprove the charges brought against him, makes Plato’s “Apology” a timeless text and a great tool for aspiring philosophers and how they…

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