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Published: 01 January 1982

240 Pages

ISBN: 9780856682100

Bookseller Code (06)

Aristophanes: Clouds

Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Clouds is a partly revised version of a play that failed when it was first produced. It has always fascinated (and usually shocked) students of philosophy because of its portrayal of Socrates as an atheist and a teacher of dishonest rhetoric, justly punished by the agents of the gods whom he refuses to recognise.