Aristophanes Clouds

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American Book Company, 1915 - Athens (Greece) - 352 pages
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This is not a translation of the play. It's a paper written about the play, using large sections of it for reference, citation, and point illustration. I repeat: This is NOT "The Clouds" by Aristophanes.

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Page 85 - Of all the days that's in the week I dearly love but one day — And that's the day that comes betwixt A Saturday and Monday...
Page 97 - I taught them all these knowing ways By chopping logic in my plays, And making all my speakers try To reason out the How and Why. So now the people trace the springs, The sources and the roots of things, And manage all their households too Far better than they used to do, Scanning and searching What's amiss? And, Why was that? And, How is this?
Page 44 - On entering the choir, they danced and sang licentious songs. The deacons and sub-deacons ate black puddings and sausages on the altar while the priest was celebrating ; others played at cards or dice under his eyes ; and others threw bits of old leather into the censer in order to raise a disagreeable smell.
Page 44 - After the mass was ended, the people broke out into all sorts of riotous behaviour in the church, leaping, dancing, and exhibiting themselves in indecent postures, and some went so far as to strip themselves naked, and in this condition they were drawn through the streets with tubs full of ordure and filth, which they threw about at the mob.
Page 227 - Platon, xsгr' аpOpа r, zifjx£v, et nous arriverons ainsi à une conclusion toute différente : c'est qu'en réalité il ya à la fois une certaine liberté dans les cadres eux-mêmes et un certain ordre dans la façon dont ils se succèdent. En d'autres termes, la comédie grecque est faite d'une succession régulière de cadres souples et non d'une succession incohérente de cadres rigides.
Page 233 - ... was at last followed by positive enigmas, always greeted with the plaudits of the whole circle. By dint of what they called delicacy, sentiment, and refinement of expression, they came to such a pitch that, unintelligible to others, they were equally so to themselves. To take a part in these discussions one wanted neither good sense, memory, nor capacity, but esprit, not of the best or most genuine...
Page 17 - Nothing can be so glorious as the life of one of them while it does live. The one century of Athenian greatness, from the expulsion of the Tyrants to the defeat of Aigospotamos, is worth millenniums of the life of Egypt or Assyria.
Page 238 - Aristophanes, p. 244. This exaltation of the individual was the result of the general philosophic movement of which the Sophists were the representatives. 3 They come under Bolingbroke's definition, "National interests would be sometimes sacrificed and always made subordinate for neither their methods nor their objects entitle them to be regarded as a party. They not only rejected the obligation to obey the laws, but they were traitors to their country...
Page 179 - ¿px<to-6ai : at the Panathenaic festival young men danced the famous Pyrrhic war dance, naked and armed only with helmet and shield. But the youth who had always been li coddled " in cloaks found his shield more useful to keep his abdomen warm than to brandish in warrior-fashion.
Page 230 - Erbschaft hinterlassen, an dem es schliesslich zu gründe gegangen ist. Aber er war, wie wir heute sagen würden, ein grosser Parlamentarier. Wie kein zweiter seiner Zeitgenossen besass er die Gabe, die Massen durch die Macht seiner Rede zu lenken und mit sich fortzureissen 2 ; und er hatte ein sehr feines Gefühl für das, was die öffentliche Meinung verlangte.

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