The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom

The Political Theory of Aristophanes Explorations in Poetic Wisdom This original and wide ranging collection of essays offers for the first time a comprehensive examination of the political dimensions of that madcap comic poet Aristophanes Rejecting the claim that

  • Title: The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom
  • Author: Jeremy J. Mhire Bryan-Paul Frost
  • ISBN: 9781438450032
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This original and wide ranging collection of essays offers, for the first time, a comprehensive examination of the political dimensions of that madcap comic poet Aristophanes Rejecting the claim that Aristophanes is little than a mere comedian, the contributors to this fascinating volume demonstrate that Aristophanes deserves to be placed in the ranks of the greatestThis original and wide ranging collection of essays offers, for the first time, a comprehensive examination of the political dimensions of that madcap comic poet Aristophanes Rejecting the claim that Aristophanes is little than a mere comedian, the contributors to this fascinating volume demonstrate that Aristophanes deserves to be placed in the ranks of the greatest Greek political thinkers As these essays reveal, all of Aristophanes plays treat issues of fundamental political importance, from war and peace, poverty and wealth, the relation between the sexes, demagoguery and democracy to the role of philosophy and poetry in political society Accessible to students as well as scholars, The Political Theory of Aristophanes can be utilized easily in the classroom, but at the same time serve as a valuable source for those conducting advanced research Whether the field is political philosophy, classical studies, history, or literary criticism, this work will make it necessary to reconceptualize how we understand this great Athenian poet and force us to recognize the political ramifications and underpinnings of his uproarious comedies.

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