Rhetoric, Comedy, and the Violence of Language in Aristophanes' Clouds

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SUBJECT INDEX
N.B.: This index only includes those persons, episodes, and concepts that would be difficult to locate by checking, the appropriate line number references in the chapter titles.
Alcibiades, 10, 103, 154n.29, 155n.37
Anagke, 60, 62, 95-96
Anaxagoras, 10, 36, 38, 56
Apate, 14, 55, 171n.56. See also Gorgias; Logos; Matchmaker
Archelaos, 36
Aristophanes
comic strategy of, 29-30, 42, 53-54, 114, 127-28
and hetton and kreitton logos,69-72, 98, 131
linked with sophistic logos,30, 69-70, 75
parabatic character, 68-72, 77
political stance of, 7, 102-5, 131-32
Atheism, 28-29, 43-44, 55-57, 78, 96, 111, 122, 124-25, 164nn.48, 49, 165n.51
Audience
as Athenian citizens and demos,3, 10, 102, 132, 141n.5
education of by the Clouds, 5-6, 72-76, 79, 126, 131
expectations of, 4, 109, 193n.9
involvement and laughter of, 38, 40-42, 45- 48, 51-52, 55, 63, 70, 75, 84, 99, 106, 108, 113, 120, 122, 125-26, 130, 192n.4
tastes of, 69-71, 74, 97-99, 101, 104, 125- 26
Bia, 11, 19-20, 62, 90-91, 100-101, 106-7, 110, 112-13, 115-16, 118-20, 122-23, 128, 130. See also Logos: violence of; wrestling imagery of
Callicles, 103-4
Chairephon, 31, 35-36
Cicada (tetfix), 37, 115
Cleon, 9, 10, 11, 58, 77-78, 144n.8, 182n.56
Cloak (himation), 25, 39, 65-66, 95, 98, 123
Clouds
meteorological, 36, 43-44, 55-56
chorus, 44-46, 51-55
reflectiveness of, 52, 54-55, 78-79, 87, 121
and comedy, 53-54, 76-78
Clouds I and II
and intertextuality, 74-76, 84, 125-26, 131, 204n.34
two versions, 68-76, 122, 130, 133-39, 177n.4, 180n.35
Comic competition, 3, 68-69, 77, 106
Comic genre, 3-4, 29, 38, 40-41, 46-47, 97- 98, 110, 125, 128, 131, 138
and paratragedy, 83
and treatment of philosophers, 29, 38, 161n.14
Democracy, 7, 15, 20, 154n.29
and logos,9, 34, 64, 92, 102-3, 113, 120, 124, 126, 129, 131-32
Diogenes of Apollonia, 42
Dramatic illusion, 47, 51-52, 106
Eros and the appetites, 24, 44, 54, 55, 60, 70, 93, 95-97, 98, 104, 115, 131, 153nn.21, 22, 160n.70. See also Phallus
Farting and shitting, 36-37, 46-47, 56, 58-60, 96, 115, 120, 130
Gaster, 57, 60-63, 71, 78, 82, 89, 93, 94, 111, 130
Gorgias, 10, 12-14, 16, 24, 51, 101, 170n.35
Helen, 14, 24
Hetton logos, 31-33, 43, 53, 69-71, 89, 94-105, 117-18, 159n.70, 160n.75, 185n. 1
Kreitton logos, 31-33, 71-72, 90-94, 96-105, 116, 159n.73
Logos. See also Bia; Farting; Hetton logos, Kreitton logos
antidemocratic, 21, 109, 113, 150n.99
appetites and the, 25, 50-51, 60, 71, 84, 97, 101, 104, 115, 128
babbling, 17, 59
centrality of, 3-4
comic, 53-54, 81, 151n.4
and dike, 19, 33, 192n.3. See also Nomos
gaster contrary to, 61-63, 75-76, 90, 94
as incantation, 14, 85-86, 176n. 114
limited power of, 77, 99-102, 106, 112, 117, 190n.56
pleasure of (terpsis), 16-17, 61, 70, 84, 126, 130, 174n.88, 192n.9
and polis,18-20, 96, 100, 116, 118-19, 129
and slavery, 15-16, 17, 118, 128
violence of, 11-16, 49-50, 51, 63, 65, 90-216

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