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By John Zumbrunnen

Aristophanic Comedy and the problem of Democratic Citizenship reveals in Aristophanes' comedies a posh comedian disposition worthwhile for assembly the elemental problem of normal citizenship. That problem, Zumbrunnen argues, emerges from the strain among democratic impulses: a rebelliousness that resists all makes an attempt to impose any kind of institutionalized rule; and a tendency towards collective motion taken via associations of well known rule. Democracy calls for that standard electorate negotiate the stress among those usually conflicting impulses. Aristophanes' comedies relaxation upon and search to instill in spectators a posh comedian disposition that holds an easy occasion of uprising in stress with an appreciation for the prepared collective motion useful tobring approximately genuine swap.

John Zumbrunnen is professor of political technology on the college of Wisconsin, Madison, and the writer of Silence and Democracy: Athenian Politics in Thucydides' History in addition to quite a few articles and essays.

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