Item description for Politics and Persuasion in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Kenneth S. Rothwell...
This study shows that the Ecclesiazusae is an affirmation of the importance of persuasion in the fourth- century democracy. ; Praxagora, the attractive and articulate female protagonist, virtually personifies peitho, the realm of both political persuasion and erotic seduction. The ability of peitho to address both public and private motivations makes it the perfect instrument to resolve the tension in the fourth century between selfishness and civic participation. This is, after all, the central issue in the later episodes of the play.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1990
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004091858 ISBN13 9789004091856
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More About Kenneth S. Rothwell
Kenneth S. Rothwell is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Vermont, Burlington. He was the co-founder and co-editor with Bernice W. Kliman of the Shakespeare on Film Newsletter. He co-chaired the Shakespeare on Film Seminar at the Tokyo 1991 World Shakespeare Congress, and he produced the Shakespeare on Film Festival at the Los Angeles 1996 World Shakespeare Congress. He compiled with Annabelle Henkin Melzer Shakespeare on Screen: An International Filmography and Videography (1990), and 'Occasional Paper no. 8', a monograph on Shakespeare silent films for the International Shakespeare Association (2000) series.