The Frogs

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Clarendon Press, 1905
 

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Page 17 - the criticism of Aristophanes probably hit the truth exactly,. both in a moral and a poetical point of view :
Page 9 - rebuke to the political spirit and literary taste of the thoughtless citizens of Athens. Even the character of Xanthias, a mixture of shrewdness, arrogance, and disloyalty, is intended to be a hit at the false relation between servants and masters, brought about by that foolish indulgence towards slaves, which had grown up during the Peloponnesian war. (See on Nub. 6, 7
Page 17 - the hatred of Aristophanes for the poet must have been very intense ; for while he knows when to spare Cleon, and how to respect the memory of Lamachus, he shows no mercy to Euripides ; but, as

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