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The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom
     

The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom

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by Jeremy J. Mhire
 

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Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.

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 more than a mere comedian, the contributors to this

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Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.

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 more 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 more 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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“…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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438450056
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/09/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
370
File size:
1 MB

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Jeremy J. Mhire is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Louisiana Tech University.

Bryan-Paul Frost is James A. and Kaye L. Crocker Endowed Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the coeditor (with Jeffrey Sikkenga) of History of American Political Thought.

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The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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