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Works: 2,890 works in 14,153 publications in 35 languages and 113,056 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Humor  Poetry  Sources  Juvenile works  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Creator, Composer, Lyricist, Contributor, Librettist, Dedicatee, Artist, Director
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Aristophanes
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

648 editions published between 1520 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 4,654 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
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

303 editions published between 1829 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes helped shape comedy ... despite their often fantasical premises, were fairly consistently concerned with contemporary politics and social institutions. ... mildly aristocratic ... patriotic ... suspicious of social innovation ... sympathetic to the struggles of the common people ... unrestrained in insult ... exuberantly bawdy
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

240 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,605 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. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

340 editions published between 1521 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
The congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes( Book )

301 editions published between 1826 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,524 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 birds by Aristophanes( Book )

479 editions published between 1380 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of the unending wittering of Athenian lawmen, Euelpides and Peithetairos flee the city with their trusty feathered companions. However, their hoped-for exile begins with getting lost, and the play opens with them crowing and pecking at one another with all the fury of the most terminally bird-brained democrat. Which is when they meet 'his Hoopoeness', the once king Tereus, whom they convince to take them up to a new city, high above the base and grounded demos, burying the age-old animosity between birds and men and, ultimately, challenging the mighty Zeus for the top spot in the sky. The play is full of the most bawdy of Aristophanes' jokes, and is rife with the exasperated cynicism typical of the early satirist of the earliest democracy
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 )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

98 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Peace' won second prize at the City Dionysia where it was staged just a few days before the Peace of Nicias (421 BC), which promised to end the ten year old Peloponnesian War. The play is notable for its joyous anticipation of peace and for its celebration of a return to an idyllic life in the countryside. However, it also sounds a note of caution, there is bitterness in the memory of lost opportunities and the ending is not happy for everyone
Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

527 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 volume set located in Circulation
Plutus, the god of riches a comedy by Aristophanes( Book )

461 editions published between 1517 and 2012 in 18 languages and held by 1,229 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lysistrata of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

303 editions published between 1515 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 actes, 6 personatges femenins, 6 personatges masculins i 1 decorat
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

25 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clouds of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

159 editions published between 1715 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven comedies by Aristophanes( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and they are in fact used to define the genre.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

135 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thesmophoriazusae was performed in Athens in 411 BCE, most likely at the City Dionysia, and is among the most brilliant of Aristophanes' eleven surviving comedies. It is the story of the crucial moment in a quarrel between the tragic playwright Euripides and Athens' women, who accuse him of slandering them in his plays and are holding a meeting at one of their secret festivals to set a penalty for his crimes. Thesmophoriazusae is a brilliantly inventive comedy, full of wild slapstick humour and devastating literary parody, and is a basic source for questions of gender and sexuality in late 5th
The frogs of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

112 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

79 editions published between 1836 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 770 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
The Comedies of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

165 editions published between 1822 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 138 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
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