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Aristophanes

Consider also Socrates' effect on Athenian youth. An important historical fact is that Aristophanes was significantly older than Plato, and may well be giving us a portrait that in certain ways is...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2011 8:52 am UTC

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Ah, this is a great question. One of the main comparisons between Aristophanes and South Park will be the highly political nature of their respective forms of comedy. Aristophanes satirized the...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2012 12:22 pm UTC

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In ancient Greek comedy, parabasis involves a direct address to the audience by the chorus. This dramatic technique allows the playwright to highlight the artificiality of the play by involving the...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2021 11:36 am UTC

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This is a great question and the answer is very clear. Aristophanes mocked his characters greatly. In fact, the mocking of characters was essential to Greek comedy. In almost every work...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012 9:38 am UTC

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I think that even though Aristophanes was a contemporary of Sophocles, it becomes evident through his work that he was willing to embrace the comic end of the dramatic genre. Aristophanes...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 6:29 pm UTC

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