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Aristophanes (c.445375BC)

Comedy dramatist who is generally opposed to Athenian democracy and Imperialism he wrote for the purpose
of entertainment but because his works have survived for a long time and his enduring success implies that he must
have reflected popular public opinion of the time and…

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More opinion expressed on Pausanias ­ `always met the allied commanders with a short temper and rough
treatment, and he punished the troops with beatings and making them stand holding an iron anchor all day.'
(23.3)

Admiration for Aristeides expressed ­ `he assessed the contributions not only justly but in…

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