1892. Aristophanes was a Greek comic playwright. A brilliant satirist, he used the freedom of Old Comedy to ridicule public figures, institutions, and even the gods. In Clouds, the plot of the comedy, like most of those of Aristophanes, is very simple. A man belonging to the once sound and uncorrupted core of the people, a countryman, who has suffered material and moral ruin through the evils common to the times, though not yet himself attacked by the poison of the new culture, is led by adverse circumstances to embrace it. He has been wealthy, and could have enjoyed his property in peace and quiet, but weakness and want of character have involved him in a series of misfortunes. External influence, perhaps also the desire to raise himself above his rank, has induced him to marry a noble, but mistrained girl of a proud family. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Review: CloudsUser Review - David Balfour - Goodreads
It's good to see Socrates called out for his faulty arguments. This contains a good parody of his tendency to come to erroneous conclusions through completely irrelevant analogies. Some of this seems a little mean-spirited though, particularly the ending which condones the lynching of Socrates. Read full review
Review: CloudsUser Review - Evelyn Achilles - Goodreads
It's a shame that Aristophanes didn't win the prize the first time. This play is brilliantly funny, I love Socrates but Aristophanes really knows how to make anyone look bad in a satirical way. Read full review