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“The Clouds” (Νεφέλαι Nephelai, Latin: Nubes) is a comedy by Aristophanes. It was first produced in BC, but was not as well-received as. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Clouds (Nubes) (Greek) [W. W. Merry, Aristophanes] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers.

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The Chorus then resumes its appearance as clouds, promising divine favours if the audience punishes Cleon for corruption and rebuking Athenians for messing about with the calendar, since this has put Athens out of step with the moon.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Denis rated it liked it Jun 15, Strepsiades cupit filium ad ludum Socratis ire ut discet argumentum quo Strepsiades pater creditores vitet.

For all this, his play has an undeniably contemporary feel in its critiques of rhetoric, and makes a good primer for reflection on the nihilistic and shameless uses of argumentation as when oil company representatives engage in blatant sophistries to cast doubt on global warming science.

Commentary references to this page 1: Socrates leads him into the dingy Thinkery for his first lesson and The Clouds step forward to address the audience.


Paulina added it Jan 16, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Strepsiades explains that students of The Thinkery learn how to turn inferior arguments into winning arguments and this is the only way he can beat their aggrieved creditors in court. Filius non vult, quamobrem patrem ipsum ire ad ludum necesse est. Belensays rated it liked it Feb 22, Prol rated it liked it Jan 28, Jun 02, Mauqui rated it it was amazing Shelves: New Revised Standard Version Paperback.

Aristophanes’ comedy “Clouds” is a humorous send-up of Greek rationalism, science, atheism, and lawyerly sophistry, as supposedly represented by Socrates and the philosophical and sophistic schools of Athens.

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Full of typos, which I would forgive if not for Henderson’s egregious renderings of the Greek, to the point that it was obnoxious to read.

Nonobstantibus ceteris condicionibus hunc textum tractare licet secundum “Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License”. Socratic dialogue Socratic intellectualism Socratic irony Socratic method Socratic paradox Socratic problem Socratic questioning Socratici viri.

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Clouds (Aristophanes)

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Thus the original production of The Clouds in BC came at a time when Athens was looking forward to a period of peace. That should stop you right there.


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Main pages with authority control data. Socrates moreover had distinguished himself from the crowd by his heroism in the retreat from aristophanees Battle of Delium and this might have further singled him out for ridicule among his comrades. Impressed, Strepsiades begs to be introduced to the man behind these discoveries. Anita added it Feb 11, Superior Aristophznes and Inferior Argument debate with each other over which of them can offer the best education.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Socrates appears arisstophanes, wafted in a basket at the end of a rope, the better to observe the Sun and other meteorological phenomena. Arien Vega marked it as to-read Oct 20, Joongie added it Aug 16, A typical Aristophanic Chorus, even if it starts out as hostile to the protagonist, is the protagonist’s cheer squad by the end of the play.

It was revised between BC and was thereafter circulated in manuscript form.