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CHIRPING LIKE THE SWALLOWS: ARISTOPHANES' PORTRAYALS OF THE BARBARIAN "OTHER"

@inproceedings{Bravo2009CHIRPINGLT,
  title={CHIRPING LIKE THE SWALLOWS: ARISTOPHANES' PORTRAYALS OF THE BARBARIAN "OTHER"},
  author={Christopher Delante Bravo},
  year={2009}
}
In this thesis, I examine three specific characters from the extant plays of Aristophanes: the Scythian archer from Thesmophoriazusae, the Thracian god from Birds, and the Persian King’s Eye from Acharnians. Through a close analysis of these three characters, I show that Aristophanes portrayed each one in a different manner and with varying degrees of hostility. Aristophanes’ portrayals of these foreigners were likely informed by his fellow Athenians’ attitudes toward non-Athenians. As I… Expand

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