In one of his last books, Leo Strauss examines the confrontation between Socrates and Aristophanes in Aristophanes' comedies.
Looking at eleven plays, Strauss shows that this confrontation is essentially one between poetry and philosophy, and that poetry emerges as an autonomous wisdom capable of rivaling philosophy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 330 pages
- Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
- Publication Date: 05/12/1996
- Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
- ISBN: 9780226777191