“The Clouds” (Νεφέλαι Nephelai, Latin: Nubes) is a comedy by Aristophanes. It was first produced in BC, but was not as well-received as. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Clouds (Nubes) (Greek) [W. W. Merry, Aristophanes] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers.

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The play begins with Strepsiades suddenly sitting up in bed while his son, Pheidippides, remains blissfully asleep in the bed next to him.

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In other words, their heads are figuratively in the clouds hence the play’s title. Socrates appears overhead, wafted in a basket at the end of a rope, the better to observe the Sun and other meteorological phenomena.

The play is unusually serious for an Old Comedy and possibly this was the reason why the original play failed at the City Dionysia. Socrates leads him into the dingy Thinkery for his first lesson and The Clouds step forward to address the audience.

Except for their skills in rhetoric, which help them get around the law and rip people off, their knowledge is of little worldly or practical value. Start reading Clouds on your Kindle in under a minute. Published February 1st by Alianza first published Lists with This Book. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue.


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Strepsiades iratus ludum accendit. Superior Argument sides with Justice and the gods, offering to prepare Pheidippides for an earnest life aristophanss discipline, typical of men who respect the old ways; Inferior Argument, denying the existence of Justice, offers to prepare him for a life of ease and pleasure, typical of men who know how to talk their way out of trouble. Comoediae Graecae antiquae Graeciae scripta Aristophanes Scripta a.

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Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work. Jerry marked it as to-read Oct 08, Walter Combs rated it really liked it Mar 04, It is not without reason that Plato famously attributed Socrates’ death, at least in part, to the popular prejudice generated against him by Aristophanes’ “Clouds. Aristophanee person found this helpful. New Revised Standard Version Paperback. I had not read it before in any class!


His son, Pheidippides, subsequently yields to threats by Strepsiades and reluctantly returns with aristophanew to the Thinkery, where they encounter the personified arguments Superior Right and Inferior Wrongassociates of Socrates. The Spartans had recently stopped their annual invasions of Attica after the Athenians had taken Spartan hostages in the Battle of Sphacteria in and this, coupled with a defeat suffered by the Athenians at the Battle of Delium inhad provided the right conditions for a nkbes.


Sarah May marked it as to-read Aug 08, Strepsiades est agricola qui divitem feminam in matrimonium duxit; filius eorum Pheidippides propter equorum amorem multum aes alienum contraxit.

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Since Cleon died in it can be assumed that this appeal was retained from the original production in and thus the extant play must be a partial revision of the original play. Pheidippides however will not be persuaded and Strepsiades decides to enroll himself in The Thinkery in spite of his advanced age. Strepsiades cupit filium ad ludum Socratis ire ut discet argumentum quo Strepsiades pater creditores vitet.

Main pages with authority control data. At the end of the debate, a quick survey of the audience reveals that buggers — people schooled by Inferior Arguments — have hubes into the most powerful positions in Athens.

Belensays rated it liked it Feb 22, Superior Argument and Inferior Argument debate with each other over which of them can offer the best education. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.