Philosophy and Comedy : Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros.

By: Freydberg, BernardPublisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2008Copyright date: ©2008Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253000385Subject(s): Aristophanes -- Criticism and interpretation.;Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.;Mythology, Greek, in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy and Comedy : Aristophanes, Logos, and ErosDDC classification: 882/.01 LOC classification: PA3879 -- .F73 2008ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Introduction: On the Underlying Senseof Aristophanic Comedy -- Part 1. Logos and Human Limits -- 1. Clouds and theMeasuring of Logos -- 2.Wasps and the Limits of Logos -- Part 2. Erōs and Human Limits -- 3. Assemblywomen: Erōs and Human Law -- 4. Lysistrata: Erōs and Transcendence -- Conclusion: Ridicule andMeasure -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
Summary: Aristophanes' comedies have stood the test of time as some of the greatest comic literature ever produced. While there have been numerous commentaries on Aristophanes and his world, until now there has been no systematic philosophical treatment of his comedies. In Philosophy and Comedy, Bernard Freydberg illuminates the philosophical insights in Aristophanes' texts by presenting close readings of Clouds, Wasps, Assemblywomen, and Lysistrata, addressing their comic genius at the same time. Freydberg challenges notions that philosophy is best served by a tragic disposition and arrives at a new assessment of the philosophical importance of comedy.
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Cover -- Contents -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Introduction: On the Underlying Senseof Aristophanic Comedy -- Part 1. Logos and Human Limits -- 1. Clouds and theMeasuring of Logos -- 2.Wasps and the Limits of Logos -- Part 2. Erōs and Human Limits -- 3. Assemblywomen: Erōs and Human Law -- 4. Lysistrata: Erōs and Transcendence -- Conclusion: Ridicule andMeasure -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.

Aristophanes' comedies have stood the test of time as some of the greatest comic literature ever produced. While there have been numerous commentaries on Aristophanes and his world, until now there has been no systematic philosophical treatment of his comedies. In Philosophy and Comedy, Bernard Freydberg illuminates the philosophical insights in Aristophanes' texts by presenting close readings of Clouds, Wasps, Assemblywomen, and Lysistrata, addressing their comic genius at the same time. Freydberg challenges notions that philosophy is best served by a tragic disposition and arrives at a new assessment of the philosophical importance of comedy.

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