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Philosophy, poetry, and power in Aristophanes' Birds

Author: Daniel Holmes, (Classicist)
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a close, linear reading of Aristophanes' Birds. It argues that the play provides a continuation and deepening of the author's critique of the sophists found in Clouds.

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Holmes, Daniel (Classicist), author.
Philosophy, poetry, and power in Aristophanes' Birds
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018046883
Named Person: Aristophanes.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Holmes, (Classicist)
ISBN: 9781498590761 1498590764
OCLC Number: 1050959893
Description: xxxviii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Peisetaerus and Euelpides --
Persuading Tereus --
Persuading the birds --
Persuading human beings --
Nephelokokkygia I: before the city is founded --
Nephelokokkygia II: after the city is founded --
The return of nomos --
Persuading the gods --
Peisetaerus tyrannos --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1: line allocation of the prologue --
Appendix 2: pederasty in Aristophanes.
Responsibility: Daniel Holmes.

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In this impressive and original study of Aristophanes' longest and most spectacular comedy, Daniel Holmes shows convincingly how the protagonist, adept in the rhetoric of the sophists, exercises Read more...

 
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