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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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Dr. Devin Stauffer of the University of Texas Austin discusses Leo Strauss's book "Socrates and Aristophanes," a work that has proved challenging for students of classical political philosophy. Dr. Stauffer first asks why Strauss focused so closely on the figure of Aristophanes. He characterizes Aristophanes as critic, examining closely the portrayal of Socrates and his teaching in the "Clouds."

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