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 - Victoria Lie - Goodreads
This was genuinely funny, I laughed out loud several times. It was very interesting to see just how much jokes gets recycled, several of the jokes in the play are still being used to this day. It is ... Read full review
Review: CloudsUser Review - Krollo - Goodreads
This was my first Ancient Greek play and I liked it much more than I expected. It's a good one to read in conjunction with Plato's Apology - Plato even cites Aristophanes as indirectly sentencing ... Read full review