Essays Tagged: "Aristophanes"

A Comparison of the Status of Women in Classical Athens and Early Christianity

shown as revolutionaries rising up against the men, women in classical Greece were never like that. Aristophanes created the play as a comedy, showing how the world might be in the times of the Pelopo ...

(2 pages) 98 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Essay of Comparison - Lysistrata and Dorine from Aristophane and Moliere. What these women have in common.

Essay of ComparisonAristophanes and Moliere's comedies depict women who can be described as straightforward, bold-spiri ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Aristophanes and Lysistrata

Aristophanes was a "craft" comedy poet in the fourth century B.C. during the time of the Peloponnesi ... cohesiveness of society and lead to anarchy, in his play The Clouds.The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are those in which the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. S ... hich the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. Smart women.One of the most famous of Aristophanes' comedies depicting powerfully effectual women is the Lysistrata, named after the femal ...

(5 pages) 108 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Ancient Greece and Homosexuality

ity was introduced, most famous belief is that homosexuals are born and not made... can be found in Aristophanes' myth of human sexual origins in Plato's Symposium which states that we were once perfe ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Athenian Society in the Classical Period based on the plays by Aristophanes

Little is known of Aristophanes (446-386 B.C.), except that he was one of the most popular playwrights of the Ancient G ... has been said to have produced, eleven of them have stood the test of time. . These comedies expose Aristophanes' perspective of the way of life in Athens through social, literal, and philosophical me ... and polis, the role of gods in human affairs, the role of women, and the nature of barbarism.During Aristophanes' lifetime Athens underwent a period of convulsive cultural and social change, and he fo ...

(7 pages) 69 0 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Annoted Bibliography for a few books

urce of subject matter. Also, Aesop's Fables are often used in famous poets and playwrights such as Aristophanes and Shakespeare. Nowadays, many artists and politicians use Aesop's Fable to prove thei ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Status of Women in New Testament and Lysistrata

shown as revolutionaries rising upagainst the men, women in classical Greece were never like that. Aristophanescreated the play as a comedy, showing how the world might be in the times of thePelopone ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata by Aristophanes: A personal opinion

pect a story that was written in 411 BC to have much of anything I could relate to our world today. Aristophanes deals with very real, every day issues in this story. Although he is actually poking fu ... the women are inferior and the women seem to have accepted this as their position in society. Even Aristophanes himself must have thought this to write such lines as "What could women do that's cleve ...

(5 pages) 52 0 4.4 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Origin of Sexual Attraction and Love: Plato's Symposium - Aristophanes' speech as a reflection of ancient sexuality

rt of the individual. Each civilization develops its own views and attitudes on sexuality and love. Aristophanes' speech in the philosopher Plato's Symposium, written around 400 BC, embodied the origi ... ss and perfection, and not gender, was often the foundation for eros. Although Plato's depiction of Aristophanes as a caricature was meant to be a form of entertainment, mythology was still used to ex ...

(8 pages) 123 1 4.6 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Aristophanes

All the extant comedies of the fifth century B.C. belonged to one man, Aristophanes. On his shoulders alone rests the reputation of an entire age of comedy. Fortunately, b ... his shoulders alone rests the reputation of an entire age of comedy. Fortunately, by most accounts Aristophanes was the greatest comic writer of his days. Aristophanes was born in 448 BC.By the time ... replaced by unscrupulous politicians such as Cleon and Hyperbolus. So it is such little wonder why Aristophanes' comedy grew such rapidly even from the beginning, with tones of apprehension and grief ...

(1 pages) 19 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays

Lysistrata:The Power Of Sex

14 September 2001 Lysistrata: The Power of Sex Aristophanes uses sexual comedy to end the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta in the play, ... the play. She says, "If we are going to force our men to make peace, we must do without sex" (Aristophanes 470). Lysistrata hopes to bring an end to the Peloponnesian War with her sly plan to fo ... n her plan to stop the war and bring the men home for good. However, on a more serious note, Aristophanes had one main goal in mind when he wrote Lysistrata, to end the Peloponnesian War. He co ...

(2 pages) 30 0 2.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Lysistrata Analysis

Aristophanes's Lysistrata is an excellent example of satirical drama in this historical comedy. He p ... o their women will come back to their homes "“ even make peace with one another. Through this, Aristophanes underlines how ridiculous and unnecessary the war seems.When the two sides gather, Lysi ... sary the war seems.When the two sides gather, Lysistrata proceeds to begin the peacemaking process. Aristophanes indirectly characterizes her as a righteous, serious woman who is determined to end the ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Euripides! master! how well yo

er I will demonstrate why I believe, contrary to widespread opinion and possible even his own, that Aristophanes, not Euripides, was, of the four major dramatists fo Athens' Golden Age, the one who le ... he plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Consoled by the knoledge presented in the text that Aristophanes had accused Euripides of hating women. I didn't look for it in Lysistrata. Nevertheless ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata -

Lysistrata "There is no beast as shameless as a woman" Aristophanes was a craft comedy poet in the fourth century B.C. during the time of the Peloponnesian ... nes' usual style was to be satirical, and suggesting the eccentric. The most absurd and humorous of Aristophanes' comedies are those in which the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. S ... ich the main characters, the heroes of the story, are women. Smart women. One of the most famous of Aristophanes' comedies portraying powerfully capable women is Lysistrata, named after the female lea ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata of Aristophanes

The Lysistrata of Aristophanes Aristophanes was a satirist who produced Lysistrata around 413 BC when the news of Athe ... . The war had been going on for twenty-one years and it seemed to many that it might go on forever. Aristophanes had to devise another route for his theory on the war. He chose the women of Athens and ... be a revolutionary to succeed. Ending the war would be so easy that women could complete the task. Aristophanes is not one of the most profound or exalted of Greek poets, but he is the most creative. ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Concept of Comedy in Aristophanes’ Acharnian

Abstract: By analyzing the idea of comedy that Aristophanes described in his comedy Acharnians, and comparing it with that of Aristotle and Horace, ... ution of the theory of comedy as the basic genre in western literature.Key Words: Theory of comedy, Aristophanes, Aristotle, catharsis Greek Comedy developed through three phases: 1) Old Comedy, popul ... ay of Menander and some large portions of six other plays. Of Old Comedy, we have only ten plays of Aristophanes, and his Plutus as the only surviving example of Middle Comedy. History contains few no ...

(10 pages) 2109 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

History and features of Bagpipes.

agpipes can be found referenced thousands of years ago, the earliest mention dating back to 400 BC. Aristophanes a poet from Athens insulted enemies of Athens by saying they played instruments consist ...

(2 pages) 20 1 4.6 Mar/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Trial Of Socrates

le light. In addition to Plato and Xenophon, we have the portrait that emerges from the comedies of Aristophanes, most prominently the Clouds, a whole play devoted to his friend Socrates. We also catc ...

(8 pages) 32 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Role of Education and the Military in Sparta

age group were set a program which was not too rigourous and that allowed steady physical growth. - Aristophanes, Lysistrata the elders were aware of how the boys matured. If they worked them like a S ...

(14 pages) 19 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

An Aristophanes Research Paper

An Aristophanes’Research Paper10/28/08By Megan SmoakMrs. Grace KehrerENG 131 MD1An Aristophanes ... an SmoakMrs. Grace KehrerENG 131 MD1An Aristophanes’ Research Paper OutlineBy Megan Smoak•AristophanesoWho is Aristophanes?oWhat has Aristophanes done?oWhen did Aristophanes do this?oWhy did ... eoBrief biography•Greek DramaoComediesoLost worksoSurvived worksoTime periodoSimilar writersAn Aristophanes’ Research PaperBy Megan SmoakAristophanes was one of the four most famous Greek wr ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies