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    The Politics of Socratic Humor, Written by John Lombardini.John Zumbrunnen - 2020 - Polis 37 (2):356-358.
  2. Elite Domination and the Clever Citizen: Aristophanes' "Archarnians" and "Knights".John Zumbrunnen - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (5):656-677.
    Aristophanes has often been read as a conservative who was nostalgic for the days before the advent of radical democracy in Athens. This article offers a more complex reading, centering on the portrayal of ordinary citizens in "Archarnians" and "Knights". Focusing on their "cleverness," Aristophanes recognizes both the potential of ordinary citizens and their limitations as heroes in the struggle against elite domination of democratic politics. This complex portrayal of ordinary citizens, the author suggests, complements recent calls for a more (...)
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    Silence and Democracy: Athenian Politics in Thucydides' History.John G. Zumbrunnen - 2010 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    It is in the complex interplay of silence, speech, and action that Zumbrunnen teases out the meaning of democracy for Thucydides in both its domestic and international dimensions and shows how we may benefit from the Thucydidean text in ...
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    Elite Domination and the Clever Citizen.John Zumbrunnen - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (5):656-677.
    Aristophanes has often been read as a conservative who was nostalgic for the days before the advent of radical democracy in Athens. This article offers a more complex reading, centering on the portrayal of ordinary citizens in Archarnians and Knights Focusing on their “cleverness,” Aristophanes recognizes both the potential of ordinary citizens and their limitations as heroes in the struggle against elite domination of democratic politics. This complex portrayal of ordinary citizens, the author suggests, complements recent calls for a more (...)
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  5. Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse: Comedy, Tragedy and the Polis in 5th Century Athens, Written by Stephanie Nelson.John Zumbrunnen - 2019 - Polis 36 (2):347-349.
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  6. Silence and Democracy: Athenian Politics in Thucydides' History.John G. Zumbrunnen - 2008 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    The role of elites vis-à-vis the mass public in the construction and successful functioning of democracy has long been of central interest to political theorists. In _Silence and Democracy_, John Zumbrunnen explores this theme in Thucydides’ famous history of the Peloponnesian War as a way of focusing our thoughts about this relationship in our own modern democracy. In Periclean Athens, according to Thucydides, “what was in name a democracy became in actuality rule by the first man.” This political transformation of (...)
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