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The Clouds Paperback – November 5, 2013
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"A work of unusual excellence and an indispensable tool for all who are interested in understanding Aristophanes."--Hermathena
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Aristophanes made fun of Socrates and made him look like some kind of buffoon throughout the whole play. With the way Aristophanes' portrays Socrates, it looks like Socrates is wasting his life and not doing anything that would be beneficial to his life.
Also, I had to read it in class out loud and there was one part where I couldn't hold it anymore and started laughing out loud.It would be good to see a live play of it. When reading the play it felt like I was an actor reciting lines and had to reread them every time I laughed.
The whole thing was a mixture of the terribly wonderful. It was interesting to see Socrates being approached as a regular guy with a bit of an ego problem. In my encounters of learning about Socrates, he'd always held some heavy connotations of serious thought, though he did have his light-hearted moments. It's both ridiculous and hilarious to see Socrates, such a revered scholar, being made fun of with such irreverence. Whenever I read Plato, I now have this impression in the back of my mind of some guy swinging down on a wire and talking in a haughty voice about ducks. I'd say the play did its job.
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One of the world's classics, how could it be anything less than a 5.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
a faithful rendition of a Greek comedy. That being said if you come into the experience expecting a great deal of wit and clever remarks, or a highly polished comedy, you will be... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr.Ua
If you are into the Greek plays, this is a very interesting one! I had not read it before in any class!Published on November 21, 2012 by ruth berdick
First of all, this is not the Hickie translation. 'nuff said? That should stop you right there.
I believe it is the 1912 London Athenian Society translation widely... Read more