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The essays in this volume explore the many aspects of the “political” in the plays of Greek comic dramatist Aristophanes (5th century BCE), posing a variety of questions and approaching them through diverse methodological lenses. They demonstrate that “politics” as reflected in Aristophanes’ plays remains a fertile, and even urgent, area of inquiry, as political developments in our own time distinctly color the ways in which we articulate questions about classical Athens. As this volume shows, the earlier scholarship on politics in (or “and”) Aristophanes, which tended to focus on determining Aristophanes’ “actual” political views, has by now given way to approaches far more sensitive to how comic literary texts work and more attentive to the complexities of Athenian political structures and social dynamics. All the studies in this volume grapple to varying degrees with such methodological tensions, and show, that the richer and more diverse our political readings of Aristophanes can become, the less stable and consistent, as befits a comic work, they appear to be.
Author: Edith Hall

Perhaps the most famous of ancient comedies, Aristophanes’ Birds gave to the world the term Nephelokokkygia (Cloudcuckooland). The Greek text was first printed in 1498, and translations, productions, and adaptations of Birds have emerged since 1579, when the first modern-language version

In: Aristophanes and Politics
Author: Deborah Steiner

be rendered “form in flux,” 55 regularly appears in other fifth-century discussions of the changing appearance of letters, their modification and the addition of new graphemes over time. Herodotus, commenting on the Greeks’ adoption and adaptation of the Phoenician writing system, attributes this

In: Aristophanes and Politics

”. The semantic field implies a closeness or interdependence of subject and object, 113 possibly an adaptation or accommodation of both subject and object to the requirements of a given context. Or, strictly speaking, not a subject/object relationship at all (χρῆσθαι is, after all, not a purely

In: The Economics of Friendship

speaker with the help of traditional elements, such as the formula (οὐ) χρή + infinitive. Lardinois (1995), 215–216. 93 Van Emde Boas (2017), 40–41, on the communicative functions of γνώμαι. 94 Hanink (2013). 95 Soph. El. 975–984; transl . Lloyd-Jones (1990), adapted . 96 On the adaptation of Homeric

In: The Economics of Friendship
Author: Carlo Natali

The first book of NE is organised on the model of investigating definitions described in the second Book of the Posterior Analytics , although, of course, with some adaptation due to the subject matter. It first establishes if the object exists and looks for the meaning of the terms used in common

In: Phronesis
Author: Keimpe Algra

bringing some Ôsweetness and lightÕ into (Victorian) culture and society. From Marcus Aurelius we turn to Epictetus. One of the more remarkable books to have appeared lately is Gerard BoterÕs new edition of the latterÕs Enchiridion and its three Christian adaptations. 7 The Encheiridion ( Ench. ) of

In: Phronesis
Author: Philip Merlan

ideas of Plato are only adaptations of Pythagorean ones and as the standard presentation of Pythagorism attributes to them the doctrine that everything is, or resembles, or is constituted according to numbers (not to mathematicals)', it is in his interest to speak of numbers rather than mathematicals. 3

In: Phronesis
Author: Kurt Von Fritz

&VLOÇ in Pindar with the islands of the blessed. This is easily explained, since Plato's version is obviously an adaptation to his own philosophy concerning the cosmos and its relation to the realm of ideas, while Pindar's is an adaptation of the same doctrine to popular beliefs. For this reason it is

In: Phronesis

environnemental » 4 , il n’implique cependant pas une forme de providentialisme. La phusis des peuples répond d’abord à une nécessité naturelle, l’adaptation à leur environnement. Le tempérament des non Grecs n’est qu’une conséquence du climat et des accidents géographiques qui y président, et non l’effet d

In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought