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Works: 2,677 works in 11,122 publications in 28 languages and 100,676 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction  Humor  Satirical literature  Legislative hearings 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Contributor, Librettist, Creator, Composer
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

743 editions published between 1524 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 7,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. Sir Kenneth Dover's authoritative edition, which drew together the relevant scholarship in a full introduction and extensive commentary, has been the most comprehensive edition available
The birds by Aristophanes( )

507 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 7,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the birds of the world and their characteristicsand behavior. Includes birds of the tropics, sea and shore, river, marsh, woods, fields, and town
The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

717 editions published between 1521 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 6,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents Aristophanes' "The Clouds," translated by William Arrowsmith, directed by Leo Brady, choral interpretation by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

370 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

251 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 2,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

55 editions published between 1829 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes' comic masterpiece of war and sex remains one of the greatest plays ever written. Led by the title character, the women of the warring city-states of Greece agree to withhold sexual favours with their husbands until they agree to cease fighting. The war of the sexes that ensues makes 'Lysistrata' a comedy without peer in the history of theatre. -- Publisher's description
Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

253 editions published between 1586 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Aristophanes' 'Peace' includes commentary focusing on the realities of life in classical Athens and examines the practical problems of staging. The introduction examines Aristophanes' early career and the politics of the Greek world
The complete Greek drama; all the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a variety of translations by Whitney J Oates( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knights ; [and], Peace ; [and], the birds ; [and], the assemblywomen ; [and], Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

263 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Knights' is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peloponnesian War, focusing on Paphlagonian, a comic monstrosity responsible for almost everything that's wrong with the world, and under the guise of whom Aristophanes was targeting the pro-war populist Cleon, who had previously brought a slander prosecution against the playwright. The play relies heavily on allegory and won first prize at the Lenaia festival when it was produced in 424 BC
Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

188 editions published between 1781 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen Greek plays by Euripides( Book )

13 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea? whom he marries and eventually abandons. Authoritative Rex Warner translation
Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

233 editions published between 1517 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of 'Plutus' concerns Chremylus, a poor but just man, who accompanied by his body-servant Cario, consults the Delphic Oracle concerning his son, whether he ought not to be instructed in injustice and knavery and the other arts whereby worldly men acquire riches. By way of answer the god only tells him that he is to follow whomsoever he first meets upon leaving the temple, who proves to be a blind and ragged old man
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

61 editions published between 1829 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae, probably produced in 391 BC, is a typically Aristophanic fantasy of gender inversion, obscenity and farce, the earliest surviving work in the western Utopian tradition, and the source of a blueprint for a communist society on which Plato may well have drawn in his Republic. This edition attempts to set the play, more closely than has usually been done, against the background of Athens at the time of its production, when she had just spurned what proved to be her last opportunity to escape from a war she had not the resources to fight, and to define the details of staging as precisely as the text will allow."--Jacket
The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

68 editions published between 1876 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven comedies by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library
Aristophane by Aristophanes( Book )

110 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps - The poet and the women - The frogs; Aristophanes was the last and greatest of the Old Attic Comedians - Today much of the humour and fantasy seems oddly contemporary
The Plutus of Aristophanes : with notes in Greek, based on the scholia by Aristophanes( Book )

53 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha. Although present-day (like ancient Greek) opinion on the real Socrates diverges widely, six classic texts that any informed judgment of him must take into account appear together, for the first time, in this volume. Those of Plato and Xenophon appear in new, previously unpublished translations that combine accuracy, accessibility, and readability; that of Aristophanes' Clouds offers these same qualities in an unbowdlerized translation that captures brilliantly the bite of Aristophanes' wit. An Introduction to each text and judicious footnotes provide crucial background information and important cross-references.--Publisher's description
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Aristófanes comediógrafo de la Antigua Grecia

Aristófanes de Cidateneo

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Aristophane auteur de théâtre grec antique

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Aristophanes, 445?-385? f.Kr.

Aristophanes Ancient Greek playwright

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Aristophanēs ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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