Politics and Persuasion in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae. by Rothwell | 9789004091856 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Politics and Persuasion in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae.

Politics and Persuasion in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae.

by Rothwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004091858

ISBN-13: 9789004091856

Pub. Date: 05/01/1990

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This study shows that the Ecclesiazusae is an affirmation of the importance of persuasion in the fourth- century democracy. ; Praxagora, the attractive and articulate female protagonist, virtually personifies peitho, the realm of both political persuasion and erotic seduction. The ability of peitho to address both public and private motivations

Overview

This study shows that the Ecclesiazusae is an affirmation of the importance of persuasion in the fourth- century democracy. ; Praxagora, the attractive and articulate female protagonist, virtually personifies peitho, the realm of both political persuasion and erotic seduction. The ability of peitho to address both public and private motivations makes it the perfect instrument to resolve the tension in the fourth century between selfishness and civic participation. This is, after all, the central issue in the later episodes of the play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004091856
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements Series, #111
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.36(d)

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