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25.
It is this positive portrayal of Peisetairos' "tyranny" in terms of traditional comic heroism that makes the presence of minatory irony (e.g., Bowie 1993, 168-72) implausible.
26.
See Sommerstein 1987, 303.
27.
So Dunbar 1995, 720, who compares the references to Peisandros in 1074-75 and 1556- 58, with Thuc. 6.60.1.
28.
For "striving after a perhaps unattainable ideal society" as characteristic both of Old Comedy and of Athens, see Sommerstein 1989, 384.
29.
MacDowell 1995, 226-27, makes the point that it is precisely this vagueness that allows scholars, by filling in the picture with their own ideas, to construct contradictory political readings.

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