Mocking Authority: Aristophanes' Clouds and Democratic Authority

Western Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 21, 2011

22 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2011

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Joel Alden Schlosser

Bryn Mawr College - Department of Political Science

Date Written: April 21, 2011

Abstract

This essay examines Aristophanes' Clouds as providing an alternative understanding of democratic authority.

Keywords: Authority, democracy, Aristophanes, Socrates, Athenian democracy

Suggested Citation

Schlosser, Joel Alden, Mocking Authority: Aristophanes' Clouds and Democratic Authority (April 21, 2011). Western Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 21, 2011 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1806742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1806742

Joel Alden Schlosser (Contact Author)

Bryn Mawr College - Department of Political Science ( email )

101 North Merion Avenue
Dalton Hall - First Floor
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
United States

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