Socrates and Aristophanes (New edition)
By: Leo Strauss (author)Paperback
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In one of his last books, Leo Strauss examines the confrontation between Socrates and Aristophanes in Aristophanes' comedies. Looking at eleven plays, Strauss shows that this confrontation is essentially one between poetry and philosophy, and that poetry emerges as an autonomous wisdom capable of rivaling philosophy.
I: Introduction II: The Clouds III: The Other Plays 1: The Acharnians 2: The Knights 3: The Wasps 4: The Peace 5: The Birds 6: The Lysistrate 7: The Thesmophoriazusai 8: The Frogs 9: The Assembly of Women 10: The Plutos IV: Conclusion Notes Index
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