Aristophanes's socrates is portrayed as more interested in the physical world and matters such as astronomy, while plato's is more concerned with ethics and epistemology. Aristophanes, the clouds aristophanes (ca 446–385 bc) was born in athens, a member of the deme kydathenaion, and produced most of his plays during the great war between athens and sparta (432-404. In one of his last books, socrates and aristophanes, leo strauss’s examines the confrontation between socrates and aristophanes in aristophanes’ comedies looking at eleven plays, strauss shows that this confrontation is essentially one between poetry and philosophy, and that poetry emerges as an autonomous wisdom capable of rivaling philosophy.
Socrates: the dichotomy between aristophanes and plato’s depictions ignorance: the condition of being uninformed or uneducated this basic definition is crucial to understanding one of the most controversial figures in ancient athenian society: the philosopher socrates. Of the relationship between socrates and aristophanes, and the hostility, in the aristophanic cartoon, toward his antagonist, are traced at last to an underlying competition between poetry and philosophy for the crown of wisdom. The dichotomy between aristophanes and plato’s depictions ignorance: the condition of being uninformed or uneducated this basic definition is crucial to understanding one of the most controversial figures in ancient athenian society: the philosopher socrates. Plato, in his symposium, describes socrates and aristophanes engaged in friendly conversation bust of aristophanes other plays of the time offer additional clues as to the reputation of socrates in athens.
Aristophanes shows socrates to have no desire to reconcile the dichotomy between tradition and new age thought socrates seems to only be interested in furthering his ideals, and not respecting or valuing the old way of life. 14 aristophanes: satirist versus politician part i greece 15 but the apology passage shows that many athenians accepted aristophanes’ socrates as true, and that about his pacificism—for his attack on cleon was to a certain extent an attack on militarism—it seems that this dichotomy between traditional themes and sincere. Socrates: the dichotomy between aristophanes and plato’s depictions socrates : the dichotomy between aristophanes and plato’s depictions ignorance: the condition of being uninformed or uneducated this basic definition is crucial to understanding one of the most controversial figures in ancient athenian society: the philosopher socrates.
Socrates first addresses himself to the accusation that he inquires into things below the earth and in the sky (19b)--that is, that he tries to provide physical explanations for matters that are normally considered to be the workings of the gods. The clouds (ancient greek: νεφέλαι nephelai) is a greek comedy play written by the celebrated playwright aristophanesa lampooning of intellectual fashions in classical athens, it was originally produced at the city dionysia in 423 bc and was not as well received as the author had hoped, coming last of the three plays competing at the festival that year. What was the relationship between aristophanes and socrates thomas musselman answered may 21, 2016 author has 117k answers and 35m answer views i don’t think there is detail socrates was a public figure so when “the clouds” mocks him there is no way of knowing what if any personal relationship existed maybe aristphanes followed.
Plato biography - plato (greek: πλάτων, plátōn) (c427 to c347 bc) was an immensely influential ancient greek philosopher, a student of socrates , writer of philosophical dialogues , and founder of the academy in athens where aristotle studied. The term ‘homosexuality’ was coined in the late 19 th century by a ranging from dialogues of plato, such as the symposium, to plays by aristophanes, and greek artwork and vases what follows is a brief description of ancient greek attitudes, but it is important to recognize that there was regional variation corresponding to the. In addition to xenophan's apology, we also find a comic look at socrates in aristophanes' play, the clouds it is from these three sources - xenophan, plato, and aristophanes, that we know what we do about socrates slide 3 of 6 plato - athens' philosophical writer.
Socrates: philosophy as lifestyle although many of aristophanes’ criticisms seem unfair, socrates cut a strange figure in athens, going about barefoot, long-haired and unwashed in a society. What aristophanes depicts in his play 'the clouds' is a young socrates, one who does not know yet the wisdom of respecting a city's gods the socrates that we all know and like, emerges much later and it is the platonic socrates, not the socrates that aristophanes knew.
Socrates (c 469 bc – 399 bc) was a classical greek athenian philosopher credited as one of the founders of western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students plato and xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary aristophanes. That at the core of aristophanes’ critique of socrates in is a con-clouds cern over the antidemocratic implications of the latter’s purported scientific and philosophical activities lombardini focuses on socrates’ instruction of. Spring brought a new attack on socrates by aristophanes (birds, lines 1280–3, 1553–5) plato sets a dialogue between socrates and a rhapsode before the news of the defeat reached athens [413 ion], while the city—short of military leaders—was trying to attract foreign generals to help with the war. Socrates (469/470-399 bce) was a greek philosopher and is considered the father of western philosophy plato was his most famous student and would teach aristotle who would then tutor alexander the greatby this progression, greek philosophy, as first developed by socrates, was spread throughout the known world during alexander's conquests socrates was born c 469/470 bce to the sculptor.