to serve the gods. This was one of his most famous plays however it never won in the competition of Dionysia because he had believed that it was too ahead of his time. He was a very serious man and his tragedies had portrayed his personality. Aristophanes however, was known to be a goofball and also one of the greatest comedians of his time. During his lifetime he had written almost forty-four plays, with eleven surviving today. The plays that he had written made fun of just about anybody, it didn’t
Pheidias Often credited as being the “greatest” of all Ancient Greek sculptors, Pheidias, was a man gifted with both talent and turmoil. No one specific piece can definitely be attributed to the artist, but historical record suggests that he was the supervisor and main sculptor for works such as the Athena Parthenos and the Zeus for the temple at Olympia. Because many sculptures often attributed to him were designed with large quantities of gold and ivory, he is believed to have been extremely
that physical protests, another aspect of the unrest following a presidential election are the art that 's created, specifically political satire cartoons. One of the oldest examples of political satire were the playwrights of Aristophanes. Created in 420BCE, Aristophanes created this play to point fun at Athenian leaders and their conduct of the Peloponnesian War. (Halliwell) As time went on and leaders rose and fell, the desire for political satire remained. Political satire is a device used by
Plato's Symposium In the Symposium, Plato gives us one of the most close-up and personal pictures of Socrates we have. Socrates himself never wrote a line that we know of; all that we know of him (his personality, his views, his biography) we get through Plato's ey es and pen. We cannot, therefore, know how accurate or embellished this account is. The elaborate way Plato introduces the "story" of the Symposium may lead you to believe that it is a fiction, just as the other works we will
historians who try to gather accurate information about Socrates face a peculiar problem, known as the Socratic problem. This problem arises due to three major reasons, there is no proof that Socrates ever wrote anything, about philosophy or any biography of himself. Whatever information we derive about Socrates is from the works of four scholars namely
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Athens, lived his life in Athens, and died in May 7, 399 BC. Because Socrates never wrote anything of his own, there is little evidence of Socrates life. Everything the world knows about Socrates comes mainly from the works of Plato, Aristotle, Aristophanes, and Xenophon. These works are mostly dialogues, plays, and historians’ notes. It is in the works and dialogues of two main witnesses that the life of Socrates has mostly been constructed. These two witnesses are Plato and Xenophon, both of which
different types of audiences. It has entertained all classes of people. Burlesque has been a legitimate type of entertainment for centuries. Aristophanes, the classic Greek dramatist and poet was known as the "Father of Burlesque."(Sobel, 10) The word burlesque comes from the word burlare, which means "to laugh at, to make fun of." Aristophanes liked to make fun of the world and laugh at it and he wanted to make other people laugh too. The burlesque was then what a movie is now. They were
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