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  • Lysistrata and the Peloponesian War Essay

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    Lysistrata and the Peloponesian War Many comedies of this time period explore issues that were of importance to those people. Lysistrata is no different. It explores issues relevant to the time period in which it was written. Aristophanes uses the Peloponnesian War to illustrate the differences between the men and women of the time period. As Lysistrata begins, the women are gathering for their meeting with Lysistrata. They gripe and complain about how late the others are for the meeting

  • Pericles Funeral Oration Analysis

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    As an historian, Thucydides wrote a very rational and contemporary account of the Peloponnesian war. Being an Athenian, his account gives us an eye witness record of not only the events, but the causes and motives that lead up those events. For a historian to be objective Thucydides’ change in attitude regarding the war is subtly woven into his narrative. In “Pericles’Funeral Oration”, we see war in a favorable light brought about by its protagonist Pericles, who does not hold back in delivering

  • Diodotus (An Analysis Of The Cleons Speech Of Mytilene

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    were fairly represented in count in Athens. Once at court, the speech of Cleon persuaded everyone to follow through with the death and enslavement of the Mytileneans

  • Cleon Bandoo, Nottingham Trent University, 2017. Consumerism

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    Cleon Bandoo, Nottingham Trent University, 2017 Consumerism is not just the acquisition of things it is the buying of self identity In contemporary society it almost seems that we are profoundly connected and dependant upon consumption , surrounding ideologies that suggest that consumer has invaded to an extent that, when we consume we construct identity, has come to dominate as ‘the new religion of the late 20th century,’ (Miller,) these theories can be connected with “choice” which serves to

  • Classics Essay on the Play Wasps

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    important themes of the literary work * Provide supporting evidence from the literary text you have written Plan Intro Wasps, Aristophanes, symbolism, theme Main Body One Symbolism, how Cleon is portrayed Main Body Two P educated by B, symbolism of a new world. Old vs. new Main

  • Two Speechs Of Diodotus

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    During this assembly, there are two speeches given; one by Cleon and the other by Diodotus; these will be explored in detail in the following paragraphs. As I read Thucydides’ summary, the two speeches serve as contrasts, illustrating the difference between bad and good arguments. Through the following themes/conclusions that will be explored/applied in the paper, this paper argues that Diodotus, not Cleon, makes the better argument: i) Cleon uses the language of un-justice, punishment, irrationality

  • Frogs and Wasps by Aristophanes

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    entertained. After all his main point for producing his plays were to produce something with a “little fable, with a moral”. The ‘Wasps’ is an absurd play, and in most of the parts, we see a lot of satiric, scatological parody in a viciously Anti-Cleon portrayal of the judicial system. Aristophanes intent is didactic (lesson-like) as he teaches his political view that Cleon’s aggression towards Sparta would lead to war. Comedy was key to the portrayal of his political message about the judicial system

  • Machiavellian Ideal

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    committing crimes against humanity was an excusable act. He believed that a Prince should be power hungry and concerned with personal growth. It is evident that Machiavellian ideals are present in Cleon’s Speech of the Mytilenean Debate, and that Cleon viewed complete revenge as the only way to maintain Athen’s control. Machiavelli believed that Princes should be unemotional and able to detach themselves from their surroundings to complete their job. Machiavelli believed that the Princes should

  • Essay on The Mytilene Debate and Athenian Debate

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    side of Cleon, preferring not to kill the Mytileans. He does believes that the killing of the Mytileans will not instill fear in other cities and will have no effect on any future revolt. On the contrary he thinks that by yielding to Cleon=s proposal that the other cities will Anot only make much more careful preparations for revolt, but will also hold out against siege to the very end, since to surrender early or late means just the same thing.@(p.221, 46) He also believes that by taking Cleon=s side

  • The Use of Rhetoric In Athenian Democracy Essay

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    Rhetoric was a major factor in the development and maintenance of the Athenian government and was used by many in order to gain power and ascend in politics. The ascendance of the great demagogues in Athens during the time of the Peloponnesian war was heavily influenced by their rhetoric and ability to effectively guide the Athenian democracy. The democratic government was composed of two groups: “public speakers […], those who made proposals and publicly argued for or against political projects