The Wasps

by  Douglass Parker, Aristophanes

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In this political comedy old Philokleon, the "demon dicast,' is weaned from his boss ridden, jury going way by his son Phobokleon who uses successive applications of force, logic and what might be called therapy. Philokleon is more than a symbol of Athenian excesses and Phobokleon has the virtues of…

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In this political comedy old Philokleon, the "demon dicast,' is weaned from his boss ridden, jury going way by his son Phobokleon who uses successive applications of force, logic and what might be called therapy. Philokleon is more than a symbol of Athenian excesses and Phobokleon has the virtues of a self impelled snob. The contrast between Philokleon and Phobokleon provides the basic confrontation.
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Douglass Parker

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Aristophanes

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