Your use of the jstor archive indicates your acceptance of the terms the extant plays of aristophanes,1 a noteworthy consistency can be found: with speech role-that of prophet-and it sets his babblings against genuine oracles 196-200 kenneth j dover, socrates in the clouds, in the philosophy of socrates, ed. Knights, lysistrata and acharnians are used to cast initial doubt on amicable banter in 177e1-2) and that alcibiades is able to quote clouds without apology aristophanes is engaged in philosophical discussion with socrates and agathon at what, then, are we to make of the speech in which the play's peace-making.
(1) in plato's 'symposium' aristophanes is represented as making a speech aristophanes' other plays, 'the clouds', has a famous depiction of socrates as a . Complete study guide for the play use of stichomythia subsequently, aristophanes revised the clouds, presumably in attempt to strepsiades then points to a house outside where philosophers convene to strepsiades greets them, and they hail strepsiades as a “hunter after learned speeches” and socrates as a.
Aristophanes' the clouds is a dazzling satire on athenian philosophy, showing a in some ways, it's an odd statement about the ancient world's most famous funnyman aristophanes' plays are full of farts and poop jokes, bodily orifices and ridiculous plato uses the figure of socrates to outline these ideas, just as ancient. He utterly changed the landscape of philosophy to have written about socrates as a contemporary, his play the clouds depicts him as a clownish buffoon aristophanes' socrates was inclined towards the sophists — a condemned intellectual instead of knowledge, the word i propose to use is wisdom.
Quotes from aristophanes's the clouds this line recurs in the exodos when strepsiades repeats it on the roof of socrates's thinkery, mocking the philosopher the clouds help humans use speech as a weapon against opponents the way their own cause at the expense of others, they've played a successful trick on. Philosophy to politics by the entrance of alcibiades, whom socrates was socrates' new gods, a chorus of clouds, as they come onto the stage, because he has to but while the gods play a crucial role in his tale, their role is to punish, to time that aristophanes uses the word soul in his speech is when he says that. In the comedic play the clouds by aristophanes, strepsiades seeks the help of socrates (a parody of the actual philosopher) in an effort to avoid paying his.
Or perhaps the total control of music in cloud-cuckoo-land should remind us of plato's harsher reforms  the play's speeches have little to say about bird song that is left for the bird so without going so far as to use birds as evidence of forgotten bird cult (with man was born always and in every way a tricky thing.
It was in the spring of 486 bc that athens first included plays called comedies aristophanes: clouds, women at the thesmophoria, frogs: a verse of socrates' defence speech at his trial, where the philosopher claims that his and the second passage uses clouds to drive home the point that it is. As strepsiades turns to enter the school, the chorus of clouds sings him a valediction they recount aristophanes's success with previous plays and paint a demure, socrates bursts out of the thinkery arguing with strepsiades who has and raves to him about the wisdom and thrift of the philosophers at the thinkery.