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Aristophanes - The Birds

Posted on February 12th, 2018

What can we learn from a farce about banishment? Where do politics, nature and religion collide with the absurd? Notes If you start wondering about whether if your city is a good place to live, or serve in military for, or risk your life for, Aristophanes says you’re on the road whose end is you become a god. Pisthetaerus: What are events that stand out on road that Pisthetaerus takes? Motivations for leaving city Protects the birds...

Platos Alcibiades I

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

Alcibiades is one of the most famous figures in military history. He was a successful Athenian general who fled to Athens’ enemy Sparta after being charged with sacrilege. He and Socrates had a very "complicated" relationship. This particular dialogue raises questions about the nature of justice and who is worthy to lead. Notes This dialogue raises questions of justice and who is worthy to lead. Socrates is teaching Alcibiades justi...