The satire in this, one of the best known of all Aristophanes' comedies, is directed against the new schools of philosophy, or perhaps we should rather say dialectic, which had lately been introduced, mostly from abroad, at Athens. The doctrines held up to ridicule are those of the 'Sophists'—such men as Thrasymachus from Chalcedon in Bithynia, Gorgias from Leontini in Sicily, Protagoras from Abdera in Thrace, and other foreign scholars and rhetoricians who had flocked to Athens as the intellectual centre of the Hellenic world.—From the introduction to ‘The Clouds’ by Aristophanes.
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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