The Comedy: From Aristophanes
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...Aristophanes To Its Contemporary Form Introduction 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. In fact, Aristophanes, whose comedies became an "important historical source of Athens of the 4th and 5th centuries," (Bates, A., 1906) pleads for an end to that war in four of his numerous plays in his capacity as spokesman of the Peace Party. The plays just used the theatrical tools of comedy and satire to send this message across. The comedies... of...
DISCUSSION: LYSISTRATA by Aristophanes
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...Aristophanes The humor in the play is focused on the strategy that Lysistrata thought of in order to end the war. 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 of the ordinary and is presented in the play in an interesting way. One finds the part of the play where Kinesias was shown with a full erection and pleading his wife, Myrrhine for sex, funny. One’s favorite character in the play is Lysistrata. She exemplifies the characteristic of a good leader. She is very intelligent, smart and knows how to manipulate people. She stands out in a male-dominated... Lysistrata by...
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. When Lysistrata's neighbor Kleonike points out that most women are confined in the domestic sphere and they are not used to transgressing into the public sphere, Lysistrata is furious as her fellow women accepts the domestic and submissive roles assigned to them by their husbands. Lysistrata then decides to summon all women and ask them... The Battle of Two Sexes in Lysistrata...
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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...Aristophanes infused in this character. Of course, modern sensibilities prefer that a strong, intelligent and probably beautiful actor be used to bring this character to life. This is the way of Hollywood, after all. But from the standpoint of acting and emotion, the real character of Lysistrata lies in the writing of Aristophanes. The medium used to bring this character to life is almost irrelevant. The story is so compelling and tragic, yet triumphant, that modern or ancient audiences would find much to enjoy and ponder in any staging of this play.... The theme of protest directed towards war in Lysistrata is just as viable today as it was thousands of years ago. Warfare has certainly changed...
Thesis on "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes
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...Aristophanes The play Lysistrata is, among other aspects, a unique study in gender qualities. 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, thoroughly involved in the politics of the day. Other women in the play possess “traditional” female characteristics, which Aristophanes not only disputes through the character of Lysistrata, Aristophanes holds up to scrutiny the necessary ideal of the feminine as powerless as falsely conceived. The intent of Aristophanes to present women... in a powerful light is confirmed by analysis of his character and...
Dose Aristophanes have a serious purpose to his comidies
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...Aristophanes’ Comedies 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 performed in the contemporary world. Even as Greek tragedy has received perhaps the most critical praise, Aristophanes’ comedies have been recognized for their strong satirical nature and serious purpose. This essay examines Aristophanes’ comedies as they make serious statements about Greek society. One of the most prominent...
Lysistrata Unbound fit as a prequel to Aristophanes' original play
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...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. With Lysistrata leading the group of the Greek women, she organized a forum where all the Greek women would converge to proffer possible solutions that would restore peace and end the long raging war. Her plan was to use the sex drive of the women to force their husbands into a treaty that would put an end to the war. She tries to achieve this by asking the Greek women to deny their husbands... ? 21 February Lysistrata Unbound Fits as a Prequel to...
The Notion of War in the Eyes of Thucydides, Homer and Aristophanes
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...Aristophanes Greek ical literatureis considered as the canon of literary writing that pertains to the ancient history of Greece. Greek literature displays the classic lifestyle, culture and beliefs of the Greek race during the early portions of mainstream ancient and classical European history. Prominent Greek writers such as Thucydides, Homer and Aristophanes produced pieces that are regarded, up to this day, a conveyer of Greek life in the context of classical Europe. Looking deeper into their respective works, Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, Homer’s Iliad and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata all show a common theme... in ancient Greek life – the life in the context of war. This paper...
Meaning and Thematic Significance of the Quote from Lysistrata by Aristophanes
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...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. The quote presents women as only objects for men to meet their sexual desires in the society. The women according to men were meant to use to acquire wealth. Women and men in this society are in war because women need men to take the leading role in stopping the war, but men on the other hand looks women as means to stop the war. This quote portrayed men as materialistic in nature... Task: Meaning and thematic significance of the quote from Lysistrata by...
Compare the winning and losing speeches in Thucydides, Aristophanes, and Plato's Apology. How do these authors incorporate rhe
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...Aristophanes on the other hand, is defined as an enemy of rhetoric. He is well acquainted of no rhetoric however the truth. Aristophanes breaks up his accusers into two categories; first, nameless plaintiff-public estimation. Most of the people from the earlier years knew him as a youth corrupter, and viewed him as a false impression in the Clouds. Secondly, professed plaintiffs, these were the people who were the mouth-piece to the rest. Both... 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...
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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...Aristophanes comedy Lysistrata conveys the power of women Lysistrata is a comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian war. 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 play as an extraordinary woman who has a large sense of individual responsibility (Pelling 29). She conveys the power of women right from the beginning of the play when comes up with the brilliant idea to end the war. This is after she makes an observation of the weakness of women in Greece. She is the ultimate master of all... Identify the various levels upon which...
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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...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. They are extremely important and are shaped tremendously well. Lysistrata '“Lysistrata is the ultimate MC (master of ceremonies) and director of the action of Lysistrata.” (Spark Notes) She is responsible for giving instructions to everyone. Apart from this she carefully observes and coaches the women. . “A good example of this "coaching" is Lysistrata interaction with Myrrhine when Kinesias comes to the Akropolis. Before Kinesias arrives at the Akropolis... Character Analysis Play of...
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...Aristophanes develops a play, “the clouds” which is fundamentally about education. 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, there is neglect of the true wishes of Athenians. In some way, Aristophanes means that the philosophical perspectives change the already present foundations of conventional ideals, gods and religion. To this he means that the already present beliefs in the system had to change since even the youths had started asking questions. The Athenians had strong perceptions and assumptions of the status quo. Aristophanes in the play...
Writing'Assignment:'Lysistrata and'Democracy
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...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 democracy and peace. Lysistrata presents the readers with a very apt portrayal of various perspectives of men and women regarding issues like war... English 26 November 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. 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 objects with no useful purpose in the society of Athens....
Writing Assignment: Lysistrata and Democracy
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...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 democracy and peace. Lysistrata presents the readers with a very apt portrayal of various perspectives of men and women regarding issues like war... English 26 November 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. 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 objects with no useful purpose in the society of Athens....
Discussion Question 1
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...Aristophanes describes love as a search of what someone lacks. 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 self-assuredness for those searching for it. If I were in the party, I would define love as a resilient predilection and zeal for someone or something. My definition is largely shaped by the contemporary social definitions of the term and the overall understanding as well as the interpretation of what love is. The three versions of love described in Plato’s Symposium differ significantly. Phaedrus’ version of love... Discussion Questions...
A look into the Accounts of Love as depicted in The Symposium by Plato
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...Aristophanes joins the discussion and expresses his views on love. According to him there were originally three types of humans: male, female, and an androgynous (Symposium189e). He also noted that the male was an offspring of the sun whereas the female was the offspring of the earth, and the androgen was the offspring... A look into the Accounts of Love as depicted in The Symposium by Plato 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)....
lysistrata play
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...Aristophanes whose composition was inspired by the Peloponnesian war, which occurred between Athens and Sparta. 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 play. The play depicts strength in numbers particularly strength of a woman and this makes me like the play. I managed to get a chance of attending the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and the Philly Fringe. I can happily state that this was a splendid experience. Essentially, I was astonished, by the way; Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod directed the play Lysistrata. Macleod made me love the play... Reaction Paper: Lysistrata the Play Lysistrata is a play by...
The Function and Role of the Chorus in Medea and Lysistrata
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...Aristophanes. Medea: The Women of Corinth Euripides uses the chorus in a limited but important way. The chorus does not drive the action; indeed, the chorus is in many ways detached and, at times, almost physically helpless. The chorus, however, is an essential and meaningful element of the play. The chorus reacts to the action and expresses itself as an overarching conscience. The chorus expresses sympathy and understanding. The chorus expresses sadness and lamentations. Its perception of the main characters changes throughout the play, and these changes compel the reader to continuously reevaluate the main... The Function and Role of the Chorus in Medea and Lysistrata The role and the function...
Socrates and his trial
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...Aristophanes, Irvine and Plato 14... Task Socrates and His Trial Socrates was a Greek philosopher who lived during the periods of 469 BC to 399 BC when he faced hisdeath 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. There are no written records from Socrates himself. However, most of the knowledge and teachings from Socrates are available to modern day readers from the dialogues that he held with his famous pupil, by the name Plato, who lived in the periods of 427 BC to 347 BC. In addition, more knowledge about the teachings and life of Socrates are available through the memoirs of Xenophon...
Lysistrata (2003, Hackett Publishing Company)
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...Aristophanes, doubles up as one of his most unique andpopular pieces. 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 and drama, and also the one whose most works are still preserved to this day. Of the average forty plays he produced, eleven are still relevant today. He lived between 450 BC and 388 BC, a span remarkable for Old Comedy. Old Comedy is the period when there was freedom of political criticism and burlesque, mime and chorus still characterized comic dramaturgy. In Lysistrata, the main subject... LYSISTRATA: A REVIEW Introduction Lysistrata, a play written by...
Socrates of Platonic Dialogue
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...Aristophanes. But unfortunately, these three sources also have quite contradictory views about Socrates which make the student of philosophy more skeptical about his philosophy. These three sources are (1) The Dialogues by Plato, the philosopher Plato, a younger contemporary and brilliant disciple of Socrates who presents Socrates as the main character in the majority of his dialogues. Plato characterizes Socrates as a prophet, a Christ-like figure whose unique way of inquiring originality... Socrates of Platonic Dialogue & Socrates of the CLOUDS INTRODUCTION: Socrates [470-399 BC] is one of the greatest philosophers of the human history who inspired and influenced the Western philosophy by his...
A comparison of the unjust speech from The Clouds and the ideas of thrasymachus in book 1 of The Republic
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...Aristophanes culminates with Unjust apparently winning the day. In Book 1 of The Republic Thrasymachus claims that injustice, if on a grand enough scale, is stronger, freer and generally more powerful than justice. It thus seems that the two Greek works come to different conclusions regarding the efficacy and desirability of justice and injustice, although the details and manners in which they do so are contrasting. In the first book of The Republic, Thrasymachus Criticizes Socrates' claim that justice is an important good. Thrasymachus... A Comparison of the Unjust Speech from The Clouds and the ideas of Thrasymachus in Book of The Republic The argument of Just and Unjust in The Clouds, a comedy by...
Ancient and Medieval Political Theory
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...Aristophanes, is power. 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. Pisthetaerus convinces Hoopoe that they should build a castle or a city in the sky. This would give them power and authority over men, and the Olympian gods1. This concept of power is constantly depicted in the play, even in the meeting of the birds, who are enraged at seeing men in the meeting. This is because men are their traditional enemies. Furthermore, Pisthetaerus explains to the birds that they are the original gods... One of the key concepts or ideas that emanates from the play d the birds, by...
English
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...Aristophanes have to say about the role of women in his play Lysistrata? Throughout the play, Lysistrata refused to accept her status as a ‘mere’ woman. This is particularly true as the war continued to drag on. She realized the degree to which the people at home were suffering as a result of the lack of young men and the inattention given to other important aspects of life that the men were involved in. As she acted within her... English Candide What is the underlying message Voltaire is attempting to convey through his story Candide? 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 ...
Role of Homers Andromache as Representative of Female Race
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...Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Virgil’s Dido epitomize all these qualities hence providing to the readers with an interesting amalgamation of various aspects of a woman’s nature and personality. Homer’s Andromache is a character who is a victim of the War of Trojan who suffers at the hand of fate and suffers loss of her husband’s death... English 23 February Role of Andromache, Lysistrata and Dino as Representative of Female Race Introduction Over the centuries, Literature has projected women in a variety of multi faceted roles such as an epitome of strength and courage, as loving wife and a mother, intelligent strategists, victims as well as manipulators. The three characters i.e. Homer’s Andromache,...
Comparison of ender and Pheidippides
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...Aristophanes’ “Pheidippides” Education is one of the central discussions of literature: nearly every author or playwright had to go through an education of some kind, so many choose to reflect on their experience. Orson Scott Card, in Enders Game, and Aristophanes in “The Clouds” show two characters that could not, on first blush, seem more different: Ender is a child in a space-age semi-dystopia, and Pheidippides, a young Athenian jock. Yet they both actually have many significant similarities, upon closer inspection. They both entered highly rigorous educational... . Though he “wanted to undo his taunting of the boy” (134), he in fact continues the isolating practices picking the boy out...
History of Comedy
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...Aristophanes grafted in Pantagruelism has influenced Cervantes, Swift, Voltaire and others (Bates 1906). Though the word Pantagruelism is means the characters are sustained by court fool. He exploited both of the spirit... Ancient, Old, New, and Modern Comedy Some say appreciation for comedic effect is really what separates us from animals. Here, we compare the modern descendents of both old and new comedy. We review what makes each genre unique, provide two modern examples for each genre (total of 4 modern examples), and describe how each is related to the ancient genre. Each genre has unique character. In early Greek theaters there was a dancing space or orchestra between the stage and the audience. Old...
Western Civilization
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...Aristophanes and Edwards, 2006). Does the play say anything to the people of our generation? The play says something concerning the people of our generation in today’s society. Currently, more women achieve roles in crucial positions, in the world of today; they secure employment in significant positions. Additionally, Lysistrata portrays a woman who would play an essential role for women in all parts of the world (Aristophanes and Edwards, 2006). Today’s women... Western Civilization Western civilization Pericles funeral oration refers to a speech written by Thucydides about history of the Peloponnesian War. Pericles wrote the oration with an aim to bury the dead but most importantly as a way of...
Socrates view on death
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...Aristophanes, . (1998). Four texts on Socrates: Platos Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, and Aristophanes Clouds. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.... SOCRATES’ APOLOGY Introduction The apology by Plato gives an in depth account of the trial and death of Socrates who was being tried on two accounts of corrupting the young minds with his philosophies and failing to honor the gods being worshiped in Athens. The jury votes in favour of having him die which is to his relief and he gets an opportunity to make his last remarks which forms a major part of the apology. ...
English lecture short questions and mutiple choice (total 20questions)
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...Aristophanes, are not realistic. They are not in tune with the times they are set in. The unrealistic aspect, however, lends the play a humorous atmosphere. 2. Calonice’s statement, “Pathetic if it needs that much help” (Aristophanes), is humorous. This is in the third page of the play. It is an innuendo and refers to aspects of the sexual act. 3. Calonice, like other women in the play, is unable to take control. Lysistrata is however, confident of herself. While the others look up to her, she is able to provide leadership. 4. The genesis talks of God’s decision... English 231 Midterm Exam (short answers) 20 questions, worth 5 points apiece The situations that are described in Lysistrata, written by...
Analytic review
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...Aristophanes through the prism of ancient Athenians, who often spoke about politics in sexual terms, Wohl uncovers surprising ideas and supports them from the evidence in the pertinent texts. The contrast between Pericles and his follower Cleon in reality is less striking and historically dubious. Both Thesydides and Aristophanes treat Cleon with clear despise... . At the same time, their texts offer sufficient evidence that the political relationship between the Athenian political leaders and the demos was erotically colored. It is eroticism that serves the background of both Pericles and Cleon’s political activity as opposites. In this case, Cleon has been historically perceived as a mere...
classical cultures
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...Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, and Livy’s Early History of Rome are among the most significant survived ancient Greek and Roman literary works that talk in detailed about the relationship of men and women in the Greek society and also describe their respective roles in the society. The essay analyses these texts to find out how the issues of men... ? Number] Men and Women Relationship in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature The ancient Greek and Roman literature is among the most significance sources of getting insight to the relationship of men and women and their place in the society. Several classic ancient texts reflect the gender roles and relationships from different perspectives. Euripides’ Bacchae,...
Literary Analysis Essay
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...Aristophanes, portray similar circumstances. Both of these plays depict the life in ancient Greece, and among other themes, talk about the neglect and subjugation of females by their male counterparts, and their ingenious and aggressive defiance. Whether, it is Jason leaving Medea for another woman, or Lysistrata, being isolated because of the war, men expect women to quietly accept their fate... and Time In today’s western culture, it is unthinkable to picture a society where women are considered commodities, traded for their wealth, and limited only to the sexual and household duties. However, Medea and Lysistrata, where former is a ‘tragedy’ written by Euripides, and the latter is an ‘old comedy’ by...
Lysistrata
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...Aristophanes. Retrieved November 24, 2011, Viewed from http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/lysistrata.pdf... The interests of the Greece women related to the war in the lysistrata play From the play, women scold the old men by informing them that they had to do men’s jobs such as preparing sacrifices for gods as well as paying taxes to the state while the men are concentrating with the Peloponnesian war. In the meeting planned by lysistrata, the women question the purpose of the meeting, and she explains them the need to get involved to the war by asking them if they would like their husbands to be safely resorted to them from the war? All women in unison agree since the war has taken ...
Euripides' satyr play "The Cyclops"
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...Aristophanes looking more in the present for the on-going war. A play that deals with a past war would be more effective if it is produced before a play regarding an on-going war, because if it was produced after a play concerning... ?DISCERNING THE YEAR THAT CYCLOPS WAS PRODUCED BY USING OTHER PLAYS AND HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR The Euripides play Cyclops was produced during the Peloponnesian War, and was clearly meant as some kind of allegory for this war. This is evident by the fact that this play was produced many centuries after the original Homer play which concerned these events. The only reason to re-tell this story would be for it to stand as an allegory of the war that was...
Plato's Dialogues
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...Aristophanes’ play The Cloud is a comedy depicting the teachings of Socrates in a Thinkery and was blamed for the prosecution of Socrates as a corrupter of the youth and non-conformist with traditional religion or gods and his eventual death conviction. In this play, Strepsiades who is full of debts as a result of his son’s obsession with horse racing convinces his son Pheidippides to enroll at the Thinkery and learn tricks of evading or dealing with creditors in court. The sophists at this school were Socrates and his friend the Chaerephon who had made a lot of scientific discoveries. Eventually... ? Topic: Lecturer: Presentation: Q1: Socrates of the Clouds and Socrates of Platonic Dialogues The...
Socratic Philosophy
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...Aristophanes and his work of fiction 'The clouds'. Aristophanes well satirized Socrates by portraying him as an epitome of atheism and scientific sophism. Socrates, as a response to Aristophanes produces a statement that explains his incompetence to be called as a sophist because a sophist is well-informed and sensible enough just... Socratic philosophy- worth the guilt or not Introduction: The history holds for us a few remarkable incidents which have driven us to believe in the importance of faith and to stick by the reverent traditions of our religions. One of the many significant turns that took place back in the antiquity is that of the 'Socratic trial' which has been an ideal source of inspiration...
Philosophy (Socrates)
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...Aristophanes’ The Clouds makes this plain. It was first performed some twenty-four years before the trial, but, as Sommerstein writes in his introduction to the play, ‘Mud...once thrown, has a tendency to stick’ (108... INSERT > Socrates ...challenge the traditional order, and in the popular consciousness he became associated with the decay of established morality brought about by the educational revolution of the Sophists. At the end, he refused to leave the city, to moderate his uncompromising stance, or to suggest a reasonable counter-penalty. By this point, the jury had no real choice but to deliver the death penalty. The context of recent political events in At...
Philosophy (Socrates)
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...Aristophanes’ The Clouds makes this plain. It was first performed some twenty-four years before the trial, but, as Sommerstein writes in his introduction to the play, ‘Mud...once thrown, has a tendency to stick’ (108... ?...At the end, he refused to leave the city, to moderate his uncompromising stance, or to suggest a reasonable counter-penalty. By this point, the jury had no real choice but to deliver the death penalty. The context of recent political events in Athens, and the official charges brought against Socrates forced the issue, but he died because his strong personal religious conviction placed him radically outside mainstream society, prevented him from...
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...Aristophanes’s characterization of Socrates in the Clouds may have played a role in the accusations brought forward by the prosecution... In Plato’s Apology, Socrates repeatedly says that his entire life can be understood as a fulfillment of a divine mission, that is, as if it were guided by God. Explain how this statement appears to make sense. Socrates statement about him fulfilling a divine mission can be understood in light of the Oracle of Delphi. It should be noted that one of the charges on Socrates was that he was a busybody, a humbug who inquires about the earth and sky. Socrates also inquires the politicians, the poets, and craftsmen to see of they were truly wise. Socrates wanted to find out an...
Plato, Euthyphro, Plato, Apology, Plato, Crito, Martin Luther King, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Plato, Meno, Plato Phaedo
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...Aristophanes. Four Texts on Socrates: Platos Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito, and Aristophanes Clouds. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. Print... Philosophy Question Philosophical life Socrates is widely regarded because of his dedication of philosophy based on pursuit for genuine knowledge as opposed to a desire to outshine opponents. His public teachings caused an outcry among state officials in Athens who accused him of corrupting minds of young people and undermining religion of the state (Morrison, 87). The state advised Secretes to go out on exile, stop his cont6roversial public teachings, or be executed by the state. Socrates could not forsake philosophy to please the government and...
Comic Flaws. Moral Ambiguity
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...Aristophanes, Professor Cedric Whitman noted that the comic hero exhibits a quality called poneria , which he describes as “the ability to get the advantage of somebody or some situation by virtue of an unscrupulous, but thoroughly enjoyable exercise of craft” (Whitman, 1966). While on the surface this may seem to be a more apt... Comic Flaws, Moral Ambiguity: Leo Bloom and the Crisis of Conscience Comic heroes are, historically speaking, prisms through which we may consider the nature of human weakness. Their flaws are flaws with which we can identify and, in so doing, come to have a better understanding of ourselves. In The Producers, Leo Bloom finds himself caught between greed and remorse, between...
Socrates
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...Aristophanes. The comedies of Aristophanes offer a satirical view of Socrates and those devoted to his teachings. Although by no means literal, Aristophanes’ characterizations of the philosopher are descriptive... Like with most ancient figures, Socrates is a man whose life is one part mystery, one part historical and biographical spectacle. He was, in his lifetime, a true enigma—a puzzle for the entire span of the Athens city-state to solve. And like most ancient figures, we should not seek to avoid separating Socrates the man from Socrates the philosopher, for the two are not so easily differentiated. It seems, according to most sources, that Socrates’ whole life consisted of philosophy and the search...
Socrates and Platos Apology
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...Aristophanes who sought to mock him with what he perceived to be cheap attempts at comedy. A brief look at the works of Aristophanes would make it clear that the claims made by Socrates in the trial regarding the attempts of people to paint him and his followers in a negative light are true. The novelty of the ideas that Socrates thought of and the magnetism of his personality and philosophy attracted many followers and also created many enemies. These were people who stood to lose if the social dispensation of those times were changed according to the ideas that a philosopher like... Socrates and Plato’s Apology Your First Your Submitted Socrates and Plato’s Apology Socrates was a philosopher who lived...
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...Aristophanes - Lysistrata Guide Q 1 From where do the women who meet with Lysistrata come? Various city states of Greece Q 2 What do these women vow to do? Women vowed to withhold sexual privileges from their menfolk as a means of forcing them to end the interminable Peloponnesian war. Q 3 What do the old women of Athens do? The old women of Athens have seized control of it at Lysistratas instigation, since it holds the state treasury, without which the men cannot long continue to fund their war. They go off to spread the word... History Essay about pe Reflection Questions Q 2 In the contemporary world women should not be denied their contribution. All the great men of Greece and Rome were born of ...
Socrates and Plato's Apology
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...Aristophanes who sought to mock him with what he perceived to be cheap attempts at comedy. A brief look at the works of Aristophanes would make it clear that the claims made by Socrates in the trial regarding the attempts of people to paint him and his followers in a negative light are true. The novelty of the ideas that Socrates thought of and the magnetism of his personality and philosophy attracted many followers and also created many enemies. These were people who stood to lose if the social dispensation of those times were changed according to the ideas that a philosopher like... ? Socrates and Plato’s Apology Your First Your Submitted Socrates and Plato’s Apology Socrates wasa philosopher who lived ...
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...Aristophanes, where Lysistra uses the sex as symbol to take her goals. It was done deliberately with the purpose to make men hear about the problems women had. One of such reason was the general situation that was at that time. A great number of men were at war. Their women had... to struggle with all the tasks by their own. They fulfilled not only women’s but also men’s duties. Most of the time men were absent so women had to learn how to live without them. That time the attitude to women was quite chauvinistic. Religion and beliefs prevented women from gain freedoms, thus they were criticized by the author. Women had no right to take decisions or vote. By the humor with sexual context and...
Apology by Plato.
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...Aristophanes wherein a character named “Socrates” talks about his powers of philosophy, including that he can “walk in the air” (3). Socrates on page three denies practicing this type of philosophy, although he does not want to disrespect its practitioners. 2) “Socrates makes the worse argument into the stronger argument” (Apology,2). Socrates maintains that men of position who are examined by “young men of the richer classes” (6) who have learned his methods... ?The four charges are as follows Socrates speculated about the heaven above, and searched into the earth below” (Apology, 2). Socrates response:“I have nothing to do with these studies” (Apology, 3). Socrates explains that there is a play by...
Based on the appropriate texts (Corcyra, The Trojan Women, The Clouds, The Republic, Gaugamela), define the three or so most important changes (or phenomena) in the Greek world in the period.
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...Aristophanes, is based on the works of Plato and specifically with the ideologies that Socrates represents. The play begins with the son Strepsiades, who is devoted to go to the school of Socrates, known as the Thinkery. This becomes a debate when Strepsiades sees goddesses and representations of clouds, which come to tell him truth outside of the Thinkery. This becomes the main conflict of the play, specifically because of the altering attitudes. Several of the debates arise when one is seen performing immoral behavior. This moves into superior and inferior arguments within the Thinkery... Representations of Greek Change in Literature Introduction The content that was written in literature was one...
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