Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy

Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy

Michael Vickers


This learn of Aristophanes presents the foundation for a complete re-evaluation not just of Aristophanes as a poet and playwright, but additionally of our belief of politics and the function of the theatre in classical Athens.

It exhibits how Aristophanes used allegorical ability to touch upon the daily political issues of Athenians, particularly the issues offered by way of the slow emergence of Alcibiades as the most strong figures within the country.

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