“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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This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat SergioMar rated it it was amazing Nbues 22, The revised play is an incomplete form of Old Comedy. It reproaches the audience for the play’s failure at the festival, where it was beaten by the works of inferior authors, and it praises the author for originality and for his courage in lampooning influential politicians such as Cleon.

Strepsiades cupit filium ad ludum Socratis ire ut discet argumentum quo Strepsiades pater creditores vitet. This work is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago. Alberto rated it it was amazing Apr 17, This article is about the play by Aristophanes.

Apology Memorabilia Oeconomicus Symposium. 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 aristlphanes the Battle of Delium inhad provided the right conditions for a truce. Freed from political and war-time issues, Aristophanes focuses in The Clouds on a broader issue that underlies many conflicts depicted in his plays — the issue of Old versus New, or the battle of ideas.


Paulina added it Jan 16, Monro, Commentary on the Odyssey Views Read Edit View history. At the end of the debate, a quick survey of the audience reveals that buggers — people schooled by Inferior Arguments — have got into the most powerful positions in Athens.

Plato appears to have considered The Clouds a contributing factor in Socrates’ trial and execution in Nbues.

In The Clouds however, the Chorus appears sympathetic at first but emerges as a virtual antagonist by the end of the play. Socrates returns to the stage in a huff, protesting against the ineptitude of his new elderly student. Isobiano added it Nov 12, That should stop you right there. Superior Argument and Inferior Argument debate with each other over which of them can offer the best education.

Socrates moreover had distinguished himself from the crowd by his heroism in the retreat from the Battle of Delium and this might have further singled him out for ridicule among his comrades. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Comoediae Graecae antiquae Graeciae scripta Aristophanes Scripta a. As with all ancient Greek dramas, the interpretation may vary, given the condition of available manuscripts, the current study of ancient Greek language, and changes in the English language. Anita added it Feb 11, Strepsiades, his son, and Socrates from a 16th-century engraving. This incompleteness, however, is not obvious in translations and modern performances.


An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Needed for a course and it was very helpful.

For works with similar titles, see Cloud and Clouds. 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.

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Belensays rated it liked it Feb 22, Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work. Aristophanes’ comedy “Clouds” is a humorous send-up of Greek rationalism, science, atheism, and lawyerly sophistry, as supposedly represented by Socrates and the philosophical and sophistic schools of Athens. Strepsiades, having thought up a plan to get out of debt, wakes the youth gently and pleads with him to do something for him.

A new Pheidippides emerges, startlingly transformed into the pale nerd and intellectual man that he had once feared to become. Thus the original production of The Clouds in BC came at a time when Athens was looking forward to a period of peace. Start reading Clouds on your Kindle in under a minute.

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.