This thesis investigates the concept of leadership in four comedies of Aristophanes.
In the first chapter (Lysistrata) I focus on the relationship of the female leadership with religious rituals and medical pathology, and I show that the power of women lies in their important biological role and their ability to conceive and (re)produce life in the context of marriage.
In chapter two (Knights) I examine the operation of leadership through the alimentary and ...Expand abstract
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Comic leadership and power dynamics in Aristophanes
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