Greek Comedy

Ancient European History

By Dr Fiona Hobden, published 12th August 2015

Comedy and Society

In this podcast Dr Fiona Hobden of the University of Liverpool discusses what Greek Comedy can tell us about society of ancient Greece.

1. Ordinary people in fantastical situations.
2. Aristophanes. A critique of contemporary Athens.
3. Criticism of both tyranny and democracy.
4. Concerns about the current political system.

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