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... and Aristophanies, a century later, even got away with overt political satire, such as in "The Knights" and "Lysistrata" -- there can't have been a sliver of doubt in any of his contemporaries' minds who he was aiming for with them!

The "clerical error" theory re: the order of these 4 plays has definite Monty-Pythonesque potential. It's on the same level as "A Canticle for Leibowitz", where a whole post-apocalyptical cult is based on the items on a 20th century average Joe's shopping list ...
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I've got Aristophanes lined up for after after Aeschylus and Euripedes as he refers back to - and pokes fun at - both of them.
Euripides and Aeschylus didn't mince words, but Aristophanes is downright brazen in his satire (of just about anybody and anything). I'll be curious what you're going to make of the comparison.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I am curious, too. And pretty excited about this. :D
Enjoy! :) (Whenever you'll get around to it.)