Aristophanes Male and Female Revolutions: A Reading of Aristophanes' Knights and Assemblywomen (Applications of Political Theory)
By: Kenneth M. De Luca (author)Hardback
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This book provides careful readings of Aristophanes' Knights and Assemblywomen, and shows that in considering both plays as a pair each is better understood. While the Knights concerns the perfect democratic ruler, the Assemblywomen is about the perfect democratic law. The first close reading of these works and exploration of the connection between them, Aristophanes' Male and Female Revolutions not only illuminates these two plays, but also offers insight into questions at the core of political life. Kenneth De Luca's detailed analysis will be valuable to scholars of political philosophy, classical studies, and democratic theory.
Kenneth M. De Luca is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Hampden-Sydney College.
Chapter 1 Paphlagon: Democracy's Tragic Tendency Chapter 2 Demosthenes' Comic Plan Chapter 3 The Deposing of Zeus Chapter 4 The End of Demos' Democratization Chapter 5 The Final Victory of Pleasure Chapter 6 Praxagora's Lamp Chapter 7 Praxagora's Political Philosophy: A Study of Her Rehearsal Speech Chapter 8 The Price of Unity Chapter 9 Praxagora's City of Pigs: The Hag Scene Chapter 10 The Political Allegory of the Assemblywomen
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