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Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLAS 1000
Professor
John Walsh
Semester
Winter

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The Rise of Comedy  • OED comedy erupted on stage  • Aristophane wrote about everyday things  Between Peace and War  Alcibades, Renegade, Aristocrat  • Raised in the home of relative Pericles  • Teacher of Socrates • Married wealthy women from Athens  • Grandfather was gronos at Athens • Man chosen to be new leader in Athens, Hyperbolus  • Hyperbolus unworthiness turned ostracism into graphe paranomon ( incidentment  for illegal proposal) The Destruction of Melos(416 BC) • On Aladabes command, Athens sailed to island of Melos and ordered them to join  Delian leaugue.  • Refused.  • To write this part, Thucycules used political realism. ( create upart of the story) • Athenians killed men and enslaved women and children  ▯tarnished reputation  The Invasion of Sicily ( 415­413 BC) • Athenians wanted to expand empire, Sicily fighting with surrounding cities,  Alcibades goes with an army to help. • Before expedition was to soil, herms ( statues of Hormes outside houses were  defeated), thought someone was bu
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