Almost 2,500 years ago, Aristophanes wrote a scathing critique of Greek democracy and today it has the power to illuminate the failings of America’s current political state. Through the comedy of absurd power, the parallels between Pisthetaerus and Donald Trump disturb. This presentation will investigate the statements Aristophanes made against the Ancient Greeks and extend them to the executive branch of America's government.
Ymker, Chavala, "Democracy and Artistophanes' The Birds" (2020). Student Scholars Day Oral Presentations. 2.