However, as there is no extant copy of the decree and only reverberations of its terms in thucydides, plutarch, and aristophanes (ach 532-539), it would seem that de ste croix has been overly confident in this regard. The examination of the classical texts is thematically organized in this chapter: first an analysis of how both thucydides and plato treat the relationship of political trust to political mistrust, then a scrutiny of the way in which they represent political judgment through their works. Looking deeper into their respective works, thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war, homer's iliad and aristophanes' lysistrata all show a common theme in ancient greek life -life in the context of war. Aristophanes's comedy about the dangers of rhetoric and the meaning of truth.
Aristophanes aristophanes (c 450-after 385 bc) was the greatest of the writers of the old comedy, which flourished in athens in the 5th century bc, and the only one with any complete plays surviving. The character of cleon is represented by aristophanes and thucydides in a very unfavourable light, justifiable considering he instilled a feeling of mistrust within athens through a kind of athenian mccarthyism caused by the excessive number of informants he employed to keep a watchful eye on the city. Exam 3, response to question 2 , aristophanes and thucydides briahna miner 3704138 december 13th 2011 aristophanes and thucydides both wrote during the peloponnesian war, the former wrote comic plays and the latter wrote a more serious account of what was happening. Compare and contrast thucydides' and socrates' analyses of the fate of athenian democracy in war, of why the athenians went to war, and of how and why they failed the peloponnesian war was the turning point in athenian hegemony in ancient greece.
Thucydides and aristophanes, austere historian and ribald comic playwright, lived in an athens that had, since themistocles, been moving from a regime of ancestral piety towards a secular empire. Thucydides observed that athens had three of the gravest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance in criticising the audience, shakespeare and aristophanes show that, in their comedies, everyone is driven foolish by self-obsessed human motivations, such as selfishness and greed. Lysistrata is a bawdy anti-war comedy by the ancient greek playwright aristophanes, first staged in 411 bceit is the comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the peloponnesian war, as lysistrata convinces the women of greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace.
Thucydides and aristophanes, austere historian and ribald comic playwright, lived in an athens that had, since themistocles, been moving from a regime of ancestral piety towards a secular empire thucydides suggests an agreement between his understanding and that of the pious nicias -- over and. Thucydides, in fact, commented on the oddness of the situation, in which an athenian army was defending against a landing by a spartan fleet, a complete reversal of the normal circumstances the spartan assessment was correct, but demosthenes could just as easily read the situation. Aristophanes and thucydides both wrote during the peloponnesian war, the former wrote comic plays and the latter wrote a more serious account of what was happening. Thucydides vs plato essay thucydides versus plato thucydides versus plato on the nature of the good life plato and thucydides both had strikingly different views on their approach on the good life.
By ben potter /classical wisdom there has been a great deal of focus on the differences between herodotus and thucydides both men have been granted the 'father of history' accolade, but chronologically herodotus must be the marginal winner of the distinction as thucydides picks up where he leaves off. Thucydides'criticism ofdemocratic knowledge 83 institutions was to pronounce statements that were efficacious or felici tous (austin's preferred term), rather than statements that were in some. The argument is that the concept of war functions as the prime mover of thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war, homer's iliad and aristophanes' lysistrata this study defines the concept of prime mover as the major plot of each literary work.
3 itsdemisehiscollaboratorinthisproject,accordingtonie tzsche,issocrates,and plato,assocrates'disciple,thencarriediton(bt13,14)plato'sdialoguesowea. The value of conventions: an analysis of thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war by evaluating the theoretical implications of thucydides' history of the peloponnesian war, this essay will accomplish three objectives. In writing his history of the peloponnesian war, thucydides looked for human causes behind results and refused to credit the gods with responsibility for the acts of human beings impartially he. Aristophanes (/ ˌ ær ɪ ˈ s t ɒ f ə n iː z / greek: ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced [aristopʰánɛːs] c 446 - c 386 bc), son of philippus, of the deme kydathenaion (latin: cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright of ancient athens.