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The Political Theory of Aristophanes : Explorations in Poetic Wisdom - Jeremy J. Mhire

The Political Theory of Aristophanes

Explorations in Poetic Wisdom

By: Jeremy J. Mhire (Editor), Bryan-Paul Frost (Editor)

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Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes' comic poetry.

"...this book is an innovative, significant contribution to Aristophanic studies. The editors deserve praise for assembling a varied group of notable political theorists and classical scholars who mine Aristophanes' work with significant skill and patience." - Polis

Introduction Bryan-Paul Frost Part I 1. Seeing Democracy in the Clouds John Lombardini 2. The Meaning of Socrates' Asceticism in Aristophanes' Clouds Khalil M. Habib 3. Rethinking the Quarrel Anew: Politics and Boasting in Aristophanes' Clouds Jeremy J. Mhire Part II 4. Persuasion in Comedy and Comic Persuasion: Aristophanes and the Mysteries of Rhetoric John Zimmerman 5. Boundaries: The Comic Poet Confronts the "Who" of Political Action Arlene W. Saxonhouse 6. Aristophanes and the Polis Stephanie Nelson 7. On the Anabasis of Trygaeus: An Introduction to Aristophanes' Peace Wayne Ambler 8. Aristophanes' Herodotean Inquiry: the Meaning of Athenian Imperialism in the Birds Kenneth DeLuca 9. Learning the Lesson of Dionysus: Aristophanes' Tragicomic Wisdom and Poetic Politics in the Frogs Christopher Baldwin 10. Wealth and the Theology of Charity Paul W. Ludwig Part III 11. Anger in Thucydides and Aristophanes: The Case of Cleon Timothy W. Burns 12. The Comedy of the Just City: Aristophanes' Assemblywomen and Plato's Republic Peter Nichols 13. Peisetairos of Aristophanes' Birds and the Erotic Tyrant of Republic IX Matthew Meyer 14. Aristophanes' Feminine Comedies and Socratic Political Science Amy L. Bonnette Part IV 15. Leo Strauss's UnSocratic Aristophanes? Devin Stauffer About the Authors Index

ISBN: 9781438450032
ISBN-10: 1438450036
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.68