WorldCat Identities


Works: 2,687 works in 8,275 publications in 11 languages and 73,501 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Lyricist, Composer, Creator, Contributor, Director
Classifications: PA3875, 882.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Aristophanes
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Aristophanes
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 )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

116 editions published between 1835 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

86 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,806 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 Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Aristophanes' most popular play, sex is a powerful agent of reconciliation. As war ravages ancient Greece, a band of women, led by Lysistrata, promise to deny their husbands all sex until they stop fighting. This volume of Lysistrata brings the play up to date with modern scholarship, providing an account of its history and containing new information about the comic theater and its social and political context. Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of the best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life
The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 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
Aristophanes, Birds by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive edition in any language of the Birds, a play generally recognized as one of Aristophanes' masterpieces - both for its imaginative plot and for the charm and originality of its lyrics. The commentary gives generous help with the translation, to cater for the less advanced student of Greek, and also with interpretation and the lyric metres, as well as fully discussing the staging. It uses the resources of modern ornithology to elucidate Aristophanes' references to birds. The introduction discusses the nature of the play; its historical and mythological background; the history of the text, including the contributions of ancient scholars recorded in the scholia, which are exceptionally important in this play; and also more recent scholarship
The birds : & the frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanis Pax by Aristophanes( Book )

51 editions published between 1901 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lysistrata of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

17 editions published between 1896 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophane by Aristophanes( Book )

39 editions published between 1924 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophane by Aristophanes( Book )

20 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clouds of Aristophanes : the Greek text performed at Cambridge in February 1962 by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published in 1961 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kampervaringen van de jonge Eli Wiesel. Op p. 71 de opmerking Er werd hier [in Buna] onder homosexuelen een ware handel in kinderen gedreven
Aristophanes' Frösche by Aristophanes( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1967 in Dutch and German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1914 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les oiseaux by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It garnered awards in 141 BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth. This position fortuitously allows them to intercept all communication of gods and men. The Athenian is transformed into a bird-like figure and with the help of his winged friends - and others - he replaces Zeus as
Aristophanous hoi Ornithes by Aristophanes( Book )

4 editions published in 1910 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las ranas by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promptbook for the production by Ann Jellicoe for the Cockpit Theatre Club at the Portcullis Theatre, London, September, 1952, based on Gilbert Murray's version, with alterations, cues, properties list, etc
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.01 for Les oiseau ... to 0.93 for Aristophan ...)

Alternative Names


Aristofan ca 445-ca 385 f.Kr

Aristofan ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.

Aristofan ca. v445-v385



Aristofane 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristofane c. 445-c. 385 a.C.

Aristofane ca. 448-380 v.Chr

Aristofane ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.

Aristofane ca. v445-v385

Aristofane ca. v445-v385 Poeta della Commedia Antica

Aristofane commediografo greco antico

Aristofane Poeta della Commedia Antica ca. v445-v385


Aristofanês 0445?-0386?

Aristófanes 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristofanes asi 445-asi 386 př. Kr

Aristofanes, asi 445 př. Kr.-asi 386 př. Kr.

Aristofanes ca. 448-380 v.Chr

Aristofánes ca. v445-v385

Aristófanes comediógrafo de la Antigua Grecia

Aristófanes de Cidateneo




Aristofánīs 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristofanis ca 445-385 f.Kr



Aristofanov ca. v445-v385




Aristophan ca. v445-v385


Aristophane 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristophane, 445?-385? av. J.-C

Aristophane ap 445-385 p.m.ē

Aristophane asi 445-asi 386 př. Kr

Aristophane, asi 445 př. Kr.-asi 386 př. Kr.

Aristophane auteur de théâtre grec antique

Aristophane ca. 448-380 v.Chr

Aristophane ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.

Aristophane ca. v445-v385

Aristophane ca. v445-v385 dÁthènes

Aristophane dÁthènes ca. v445-v385


Aristophanes 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristophanes Ancient Greek playwright

Aristophanes ap 445-385 p.m.ē

Aristophanes Athenensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Atheniensis

Aristophanes Atheniensis 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristophanes Atheniensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes blijspeldichter

Aristophanes ca 445-ca 385 f.Kr

Aristophanes ca. 448-380 v.Chr Comicus clarissimus Graecus

Aristophanes ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.

Aristophanēs ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 Athenensis

Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 Atheniensis

Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 Comicus

Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 Dichter der Alten Komödie

Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 Komödiendichter

Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 von Athen

Aristophanes Comic.

Aristophanes Comicus

Aristophanes Comicus ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes, Comicus clarissimus Graecus, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

Aristophanes Dichter der Alten Komödie ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes griechischer Komödiendichter

Aristophanes Komödiendichter ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes von Athen ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Ἀριστοφάνης ca. v445-v385

Aristophaneus ca 445-ca 385 f.Kr

Aristophanos ca. 448-380 v.Chr poeta comicus

Aristophanos, poeta comicus, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

Aristophanous ca. v445-v385


Arisutofanesu ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.


Arisutopanesu ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.


Arisztophanész ca. 448-380 v.Chr


Arystofanes ca. 450-ca. 385 aC.

Arystofanes ca. v445-v385



Ἀριστοφάνης 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Αριστοφάνης περ. 445-385 π.Χ


Аристофан ap 445-385 p.m.ē

Аристофан древнегреческий комедиограф






אריסטופאנס. כספי זיוה



אריסטופנס 450 לערך-388 לערך











아리스토파네스 B.C.448?-B.C.380?

아리스토파네스 아테네의 극작가





PeaceAristophanes LysistrataThe trials of Socrates : six classic textsAristophanes, BirdsLes oiseauxThree comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The waspsPeace