By Daphne O'Regan
This is often an clever and surprisingly thought-provoking analyzing of Aristophanes' Clouds. O'Regan specializes in emblems, or the facility of argument, and its results, and at the self-awareness of the second one Clouds as a comedy of emblems directed towards an viewers made resistant via devotion to the physique. inside and with no the play, emblems meets defeat whilst faced with human nature and wish. The argument conveys a lot perception into fifth-century suggestion and the play's workings, the extra so since it balances rhetoric with comedy, and reminds the reader that it is a comedian logos--explored within the comedian mode, and attached with the intentions and vicissitudes of the 1st and moment Clouds.