Aristophanes’ Male and Female Revolutions: A Reading of Aristophanes’ Knights and Assemblywomen

Kenneth M. De Luca

164 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 0739108336


Language: English

Publish: 1112342400000

This book provides careful readings of Aristophanes’ Knights and Assemblywomen , and shows that in considering both plays as a pair each is better understood. While the Knights concerns the perfect democratic ruler, the Assemblywomen is about the perfect democratic law. The first close reading of these works and exploration of the connection between them, Aristophanes’ Male and Female Revolutions not only illuminates these two plays, but also offers insight into questions at the core of political life. Kenneth De Luca’s detailed analysis will be valuable to scholars of political philosophy, classical studies, and democratic theory.

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