Aristophanes

Aristophanes (; , ; c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty plays survive virtually complete. These provide the most valuable examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and are used to define it, along with fragments from dozens of lost plays by Aristophanes and his contemporaries.

Also known as "The Father of Comedy" and "the Prince of Ancient Comedy", Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries; Plato singled out Aristophanes' play ''The Clouds'' as slander that contributed to the trial and subsequent condemning to death of Socrates, although other satirical playwrights had also caricatured the philosopher.

Aristophanes' second play, ''The Babylonians'' (now lost), was denounced by Cleon as a slander against the Athenian ''polis''. It is possible that the case was argued in court, but details of the trial are not recorded and Aristophanes caricatured Cleon mercilessly in his subsequent plays, especially ''The Knights'', the first of many plays that he directed himself. "In my opinion," he says through that play's Chorus, "the author-director of comedies has the hardest job of all." Provided by Wikipedia
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by Aristophanes, Aristophanes
Published 2012
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by Aristophanes, Aristophanes
Published 2010
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1900
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Published 1948
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1959
...by Aristophanes ; translated from the Greek by William James Hickie ; with an introduction...
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Published 1943
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Published 1962
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Published 1962
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1998
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1997
...Aristophanes ; [translated by] Marie C. Marianetti....
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Published 1962
...Complete plays of Aristophanes /...
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1927
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Published 1932
...Aristophanes ; illustrations by Norman Lindsay....
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Published 1963
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Published 1955
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Published 1980
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1924
...Everyman's library, edited by Ernest Rhys. Classical [no. 344] The plays of Aristophanes. vol. 1...
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by Aristophanes.
Published 1961
...Aristophanes ; translated and with an introduction by Donald Sutherland....
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