Aristophanes William-Alan Landes John Hookham Frere
The Knights
April 15, 2020 Comments.. 837
The Knights In the first play he produced on his own behalf Aristophanes launched a violent attack on Cleon the leading politician of the day on the whole style of leadership that he represented and on a syste
  • Title: The Knights
  • Author: Aristophanes William-Alan Landes John Hookham Frere
  • ISBN: 9780887342554
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the first play he produced on his own behalf, Aristophanes launched a violent attack on Cleon, the leading politician of the day, on the whole style of leadership that he represented and on a system which seemed to guarantee that a bad leader could be displaced by a worse.
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    1. Bruce says:

      First produced in 5th century BCE Athens, The Knights is a comedy satirizing the mindlessness of the democracy in general and the rule of the then current political leader Creon in particular Aristophanes had a history of run ins with Cleon Consequently he avoided mentioning Creon by name in this play, but the reference was so obvious that no actor would accept the part so Aristophanes played it himself Nicias and Demosthenes, two slaves of the elderly and easily led Demos personifying the citiz [...]

    2. Artemis Slipknot says:

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    3. Sebastián says:

      Llama la atenci n la habilidad del autor para seleccionar personajes del diario vivir y sumarlos a hechos hist ricos que merecen ser recordados La vituperaci n es elegante, a pesar de chistes pasados de tono.

    4. Ben says:

      Cleon is essentially Donald Trump, which made for an interesting parallel story in my mind as I read through this imprudent work.

    5. An Te says:

      A downright irreverent play defaming the Greek Athenian general, statesmen and demagogue, Cleon died 422BCE The whole affair is very tongue in cheek Witty and full of wit It is evidently deeply immersed in Greek custom and culture with many references to Greece s local places and people of the day.

    6. Edward Cheer says:

      Another standard Aristophanes play filled with political issues being argued by two representative characters and lots of humorous exaggerations thrown in The I read Aristophanes plays, the I ve noticed how unique his views are on the world of Greece, as opposed to Aeschylus and Sophocles I ve also noticed how by the numbers a lot of his plays are similarly to a certain famous English Bard s comedies While it certainly has it s stronger moments in both humor and political ideals, it also has s [...]

    7. Sarah says:

      If there s one thing I can glean from reading the works of Aristophanes, it s this Aristophanes really hated politicians This play is essentially mocking the ridiculousness of some individual politicians and bureaucrats by having one named Creon argue with a mere sausage seller What a ridiculous way to get a point across I feel that there is not much to say about this play other than that I really, really enjoyed this one in particular I love works that attack hypocrisy ex Tartuffe , so this is [...]

    8. Dmk says:

      It was much better than his first play, less crazy and less confusing It felt like scenes were logialy following each other and it had main plot through whole play One could see how Aristophanes evolves and grows and gets veen better with Clouds It s very important to have some background knowledge Reading short introduction is sufficient but I guess I would enjoyed it if I had deeper knowledge.Pleasurable reading but certainly not must read I mean oldest among surviving plays

    9. Elle says:

      Absolutely ridiculous I read a colloquial version of this and it was just plain crude and horrid to read Not funny in the slightest, although that is personal taste Jokes about rape and too many phallus mentions Quite frankly a waste of time.

    10. Mike Briggs says:

      A crude play with some humor involving leadership of Athens.A play that begins with one man telling another to say a particular set of phrases in the same rhythm as a man masturbating As I said, crude.

    11. Katherine Stephanis says:

      It s amazing to me how funny this play still is, than 2000 years after it was first produced.

    12. Charity says:

      Aristophanes is obviously the most timeless comedian ever His writing is still relevant, and his jokes are still funny.

    13. Dominik says:

      Gwiazdka mniej za t umaczenie Szujskiego nie mo na pomija najbardziej nieprzyzwoitych fragment w partii Ch ru.

    14. Courtney says:

      AristophanesThe Complete Plays of AristophanesIn compilation only.

    15. Stone says:

      One of the simplistic play of Aristophanes, the Knights serves its sole purpose of mocking and making jokes of Cleon, then the leading political figure of Athens While a thorough understanding of contemporaneous background isn t necessarily required, readers are expected to do their lessons on the history and political structure of classical Athens Nevertheless, besides the political components which the play primarily focuses upon, one can still get a pretty comprehensive image of what daily l [...]

    16. VANY says:

      eh, as partes dos coros foram giras mas foi um bocadinho chato

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