Aristophanes (448 BC - 380 BC / Athens)
Aristophanes, son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are in fact used to define the genre. 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 contributing to the trial and execution of ... more »
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- A Parody On Euripides's Lyric Verse
- A Rainy Day On The Farm
- Chorus Of Women
- Grand Chorus Of Birds
- SONG OF THE CLOUDS (from The Clouds)
- The Appeal Of The Chorus
- The Call Of The Nightingale
- The Cloud Chorus
- The Harvest
- The Origin Of The Peloponnesian War
- The Poet's Apology
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