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The Age of Heroes was passed and the Age of Iron was comeLord 31 This age was the time when Aristophanes the great Greek comic-poet had lived and produced his fine works of literature Aristophanes was born an Athenian citizen some time in the decade following 450 BCLord 21 The Peloponnesian War began in 431 BC and dragged its weary course till 404 BCLord 22-23 Aristophanes lived to see his city shorn of all her power her fleets scattered and dismantled her commerce wrecked her people reduced to starvation the olive orchards cut down and the long walls which had been the symbol of her greatness demolished to the music of flutes Aristophanes had been a member of the first and most complete democracy the world has ever seen He lived to see this democracy succeeded by an oligarchy of Four Hundred Lord 23 The works of Aristophanes therefore not only coincided with the war but also were directly effected by it His concerns and approaches to the world and its problems also reflected the democracy of the time demonstrated clearly by Old Comedy Old Comedy could have only existed during the time of a complete democracy it attacked anything and everything Everything was a target everything was a satire Specific individuals were attacked frequently and openly Aristophanes often attacked Socrates in fact in the Clouds Aristophanes fiercely ridicules Socrates method of teaching He finds the new education that is taught by Socrates absurd and useless Socrates the chief of the sophists according to Aristophanes had laid hold of philosophy and had dragged her from heaven to earth to answer such obvious questions as What is justice What is beauty or such pointless trifles as how many feet a flea could leap or what end of the gnat produced the buzz Lord 29 Aristophanes slanders on Socrates are the most essential reason that Plato may disparage Aristophanes character In Platos dialogue the Symposium we see
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