I turn to the ancient Greek comic author, Aristophanes, speaking at what must have seemed a similar time.
But what Aristophanes thought and felt about the matter is just what we shall not find in this translation.
Aristophanes derided all which was serious in the Athenian social system.
Euripides has also been accused, by Aristophanes and by many less entertaining writers, of taking away all the dignity of tragedy.
There is as much system in the comedies of Aristophanes as in the dialogues of Plato.
Turned by Aristophanes into an apology for beating one's father, Nub.
The sympathies of the author, like those of Aristophanes, were with the old school.
Hence the utter valuelessness to us of to-day of the comedies of Aristophanes as works of wit.
The satires of Aristophanes neither moved nor irritated him.
We are well acquainted with the character of the Old Comedy, in its greatest freedom, through the writings of Aristophanes.