Curbing the Comedians: Cleon Versus Aristophanes and Syracosius' Decree

@article{Atkinson1992CurbingTC,
  title={Curbing the Comedians: Cleon Versus Aristophanes and Syracosius' Decree},
  author={J. E. Atkinson},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={1992},
  volume={42},
  pages={56 - 64}
}
  • J. Atkinson
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
There is a tendency to prune the record of restrictions on the freedom of thought and expression in fifth-century Athens. K. J. Dover has demonstrated that many of the stories of attacks on intellectuals rest on little more than flimsy speculation. Similarly there has been a reluctance to accept the historicity of the several restrictions on comedy recorded by scholiasts. Thus, for example, H. B. Mattingly has expressed doubts about Morychides' decree, and S. Halliwell has rejected Antimachus… 

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