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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 3

Socrates_in_a_basket5,079 words

Part 3 of 3

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a discussion of Aristophanes’ Clouds, which took place prior to a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Theages. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

Aristophanesportrait7,204 words

Part 2 of 3

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and any factual errors. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Socrates: a good 5 cent cigar

Socrates: among other things, a good 5 cent cigar

6,365 words

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the second part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and any factual errors. The quotes come from the translation of the Clouds in Four Texts on Socrates.  

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The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

Lucca Signorelli, “Empedocles,” Orvieto Cathedral, 1502

Luca Signorelli, “Empedocles,” Orvieto Cathedral, 1502

6,530 words

Part 2 of 2

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on the presocratic background of Aristophanes’ Clouds. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 3

Aristophanes

Aristophanes

36:31 / 374 words

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This is the third of three podcasts on Aristophanes’ Clouds. 

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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

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The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Seated Socrates, fresco from ancient Ephesus

Seated Socrates, fresco from ancient Ephesus

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This is the first of three podcasts on Aristophanes’ Clouds. This lecture opens with a discussion of the Sophist Antiphon.

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The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

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