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The Comedy: From Aristophanes
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The comedy as theater genre developed in Athens in the early 4th century when Athens was locked in a war with Sparta. As such this theater form may be said to have grown out of a desire to ease the tension and depression brought by that long-drawn conflict on the Athenians.… The comedies of Aristophanes, in effect, provide a diversion from the grim business of…
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DISCUSSION: LYSISTRATA by Aristophanes
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Aristophanes could have thought of other ways to encourage the men to end the war but he instead though of a “sexual strategy”. This is quite humorous since it is very out… She is very intelligent, smart and knows how to manipulate people. She stands out in a male-dominated society and able to lead the other women in the play. The strength of her character…
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Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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Aristophanes's Lysistrata may be seen as one of the earliest pieces of feminist literature that empowers women, though in a rather ironic way. The play opens with the introduction of Lysistrata, raging about the inaction of women in her country because they seem to be either oblivious or resigned regarding the war in Greece.… Lysistrata then decides to summon…
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Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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Warfare has certainly changed sing Aristophanes penned Lysistrata but the futility of war, the debasement of civilized human beings into savages and the inability… Protesting war was just as risky for Lysistrata as it is for many today. She chose to do it defiantly, courageously and in a very public way. Protestors today may not share the same immediate…
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Thesis on Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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As characters Aristophanes has chosen different types of women as benchmarks by which to measure the strong, independent and decidedly “male” character of Lysistrata- eloquent as a speaker,… The intent of Aristophanes to present women in a powerful light is confirmed by analysis of his character and the wellspring from which the play emanates. Comparing him to…
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Dose Aristophanes have a serious purpose to his comidies
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While Greek antiquity is renowned for its exploration of cultural, philosophical, and artistic productions, some of its most seminal artifacts remain theatrical works. Writers such as Aeschylus and Aristophanes constructed a large array of works that continue to be read and… One of the most prominent examples of the serious undertones in Aristophanes’ comedies…
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Lysistrata Unbound fit as a prequel to Aristophanes' original play
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Name of of Professor Course 21 February 2013 Lysistrata Unbound Fits as a Prequel to Aristophanes Lysistrata Introduction The play Lysistrata unbound by Aristophanes set the tone for the understanding of the plight of women during war times. The play centers on the role of the Greek women in finding a lasting end to the Peloponnesian war.… She tries to achieve…
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The Notion of War in the Eyes of Thucydides, Homer and Aristophanes
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This paper will conduct textual analysis of each classic piece. The argument is that the concept of war functions as the prime mover of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, Homer’s Iliad and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.… Greek classical literature is considered as the canon of literary writing that pertains to the ancient history of Greece. Greek…
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Meaning and Thematic Significance of the Quote from Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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Name: Task: Tutor: Date: Meaning and thematic significance of the quote from Lysistrata by Aristophanes The quote “Give the man a shirt and bonnet: maybe that will shut him up.Pull a little lipstick on him.War is strictly for the women!” (Henderson 533) by Lysistrata Aristophanes illustrates the nature of the society dominated by male.… This quote portrayed…
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Compare the winning and losing speeches in Thucydides, Aristophanes, and Plato's Apology. How do these authors incorporate rhe
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Name: Course: Institution: Date: Plato’s Apology Apology by Plato is one of the widest forensic oratories that Socrates shields himself against his plaintiff’s in a court. It is good to note that speeches in Thucydides are formed by a subsequent party, as a result, should not be regarded as a word-for-word imitation of what Socrates uttered on that event.…
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Identify the various levels upon which Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata conveys the power of women. Use examples from the text to support your contentions
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Lysistrata stands up as a leader and persuades the women of Greece to refuse their husbands sexual privileges as a way to force men to negotiate peace. Lysistrata comes out in the… She is the ultimate master of all the happenings in Lysistrata. She directs the action and carries the play through giving directions from behind the scenes. Her plan to request…
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Define three characters or character types from one play by Aristophanes and one by Plautus,not assigned so far. Analyze ur char
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Name Date Character Analysis Play of Aristophanes- Lysistrata In this play Lysistrata there are quite a few characters out of which the major character is Lysistrata, Kineseas and Chorus of old men and women. Aristophanes plays no fiddle with his characters.… . “A good example of this "coaching" is Lysistrata interaction with Myrrhine when Kinesias comes to…
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Choose any topic
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To detail his conservative beliefs, he uses satire as the main figure of speech across the whole play. The play has the main goal of informing the reader that, in the idealistic subtleties,… The Athenians had strong perceptions and assumptions of the status quo. Aristophanes in the play, therefore, means that there was need for change of the status quo. The…
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Writing'Assignment:'Lysistrata and'Democracy
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The play is set in an era where women were stereotyped as being too frivolous, meek and vapid and were looked upon as ornaments or… In the fifth century when this play was written war was considered as a symbol of masculinity and this is the reason that war was a major thematic concern in most of the Greek plays. Although Aristophanes also utilizes this theme…
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Writing Assignment: Lysistrata and Democracy
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Lysistrata and Democracy The Greek drama comedy Lysistrata is an anti-war satire and it is an interesting combination of incongruity of role-reversal of women and men. … Aristophanes through his play deals with many political as well as social stereotypes which not only includes the Athenian concept of a woman’s place but also political issues such as…
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Discussion Question 1
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From a vaguest perspective, Aristophanes description is accurate as people often passionately search for things or feelings that they are deficient of. Obtaining love creates a feeling of contentment and… The three versions of love described in Plato’s Symposium differ significantly. Phaedrus’ version of love is centered on gods whereas Phaedrus and…
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A look into the Accounts of Love as depicted in The Symposium by Plato
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The Symposium starts with dialogues between Eryximachus and Phaedrus, where he proposes that "as good a speech in praise of love as he is capable of giving" (Symposium176e-177d). In return, Socrates ignites the discussion by mentioning that the only thing he understands is "the art of love" (Symposium177e). … According to Aristophanes the unification between a…
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Lysistrata play
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The play’s interesting nature is from the fact that women take the center stage, as they have both antagonist and protagonist roles in the… Macleod made me love the play Lysistrata even more. This is a reaction paper to the play Lysistrata by “Naked Feet productions”. Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod proved that she was not an amateur, but a respected director of…
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The Function and Role of the Chorus in Medea and Lysistrata
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The role and the function of the chorus, in Euripides' Medea and Arisistophanes' Lysistrata, possess both similarities and differences. In both cases, the chorus functions to serve as an overarching commentary for the issues involved in the plays. On the other hand, the chorus is used as a main actor in Lysistrata whereas the chorus assumes a more detached role in Medea.…
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Socrates and his trial
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Name Instructor Date Task Socrates and His Trial Socrates was a Greek philosopher who lived during the periods of 469 BC to 399 BC when he faced his death after facing a death sentence because of his actions. Socrates holds a record of being among the wisest people of all time who existed in the universe.… In addition, more knowledge about the teachings and…
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Lysistrata (2003, Hackett Publishing Company)
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The title of the play (Lysistrata) is the [Greek] name of the main characterwho happens to be a woman. Aristophanes remains one of the greatest icons representing Greek comedy… In Lysistrata, the main subject revolves around the rise of feminism. An interesting thing to note about the play’s context in history is that back then, there were no female actors,…
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Socrates of Platonic Dialogue
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1. INTRODUCTION: Socrates [470-399 BC] is one of the greatest philosophers of the human history who inspired and influenced the Western philosophy by his unwavering commitment to truth, and through the vivid example of his own life. He did not give formal instruction after the fashion of philosophers of his time, but went about engaging people in conversation, seeking, chiefly, by questions, to induce his contemporaries, and especially the young men, to think clearly and to act reasonably.…
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A comparison of the unjust speech from The Clouds and the ideas of thrasymachus in book 1 of The Republic
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The argument of Just and Unjust in The Clouds, a comedy by Aristophanes culminates with Unjust apparently winning the day. In Book 1 of The Republic Thrasymachus claims that injustice is stronger, freer and generally more powerful than justice… The argument of Just and Unjust in The Clouds, a comedy by Aristophanes culminates with Unjust apparently winning the…
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Ancient and Medieval Political Theory
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Because of a disillusioned life in Athens, two friends, Pisthetaerus and Euelpides move out in search of a legendary Thracian King, who has been turned into a Hoopoe bird.… This is because men are their traditional enemies. Furthermore, Pisthetaerus explains to the birds that they are the original gods, and hence they should reclaim their position by building…
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Candide travels through familiar lands as he first takes up with the Bulgar army and then drifts to Holland and Lisbon before fleeing to South America a poor desperate wanted man. Painfully learning that money can purchase, in one form or another, the attentions of his… Thus he learns that money cannot buy happiness even if it might give all outward…
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