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The Old Comedy of the fifth century B.C., whose chief representative is, and
always was, Aristophanes, with its brilliant wit, occasionally beautiful poetry,
biting invective, unrestrained ribaldry, and unashamed indecency, was followed
in the ...
SUMMARY OF A COMPARISON BETWEEN ARISTOPHANES AND MENANDER
1 .... In general he ° much prefers Menander, and in particular he adds what
follows : Coarseness," he says, " in words, vulgarity and ribaldry are present in ...
Some dramatists write for the common people, and others for the few, but it is not
easy to say which of them all is capable of adapting his work to both classes.
Now Aristophanes is neither pleasing to the many nor endurable to the thoughtful
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When I first received this volume of the Moralia from my local library and looked at the contents, I groaned a little, inwardly, because it sounded dull. It isn't. Most of these "sayings" of famous ... Read full review
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Roman Questions. Greek Questions. Greek and Roman Parallel Stories. On the Fortune of the Romans. On the Fortune or the Virtue of Alexander. Were the Athenians More Famous in War or in Wisdom? This ... Read full review
That a Philosopher ought to converse
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