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Works: 3,790 works in 13,854 publications in 26 languages and 108,729 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Fiction  Drama  Satyr plays  Humor 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Honoree, Composer, Lyricist, Librettist, Director
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

555 editions published between 1515 and 2021 in 24 languages and held by 7,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

420 editions published between 1785 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 6,704 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 clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

493 editions published between 1521 and 2021 in 12 languages and held by 4,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Clouds" vigorously bares the folly of the old and new morality and ends hilariously with Strepsiades thrashed by his newly educated son -- while the old god Hermes has the last word. The play is set in the Athens of the 5th century B.C., where men have forgotten the gods and turned to rhetoric and dreams. Aristophanes ridicules the degenerate old order as well as the Sophistic new. -- From publisher's description
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

298 editions published between 1540 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 3,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

195 editions published between 1839 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

123 editions published between 1867 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot concerns the flight to heaven on a monstrous dung beetle by a war-weary farmer, Trygaeus ("Vintager"), who searches for the lost goddess Peace only to discover that the God of War has buried her in a pit
Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

125 editions published between 1836 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is a satire on political and social life in 5th Century BCE Athens, and in particular a diatribe against the pro-war populist politician, Cleon
Ecclesiazusae by Aristofanes( Book )

79 editions published between 1826 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,228 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
Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

94 editions published between 1783 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanis Comoedias by Aristophanes( Book )

186 editions published between 1781 and 1980 in 7 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven comedies by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 507 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
Plutus by Aristophanes( )

123 editions published between 1517 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 465 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
The Knights of Aristophanes by Aristophane( Book )

95 editions published between 1730 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plutus of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

56 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanis Comœdiæ by Aristophanes( Book )

92 editions published between 1814 and 1906 in 6 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds by Aristòfanes( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It was performed in 414 BC at the City Dionysia where it won second place. It has been acclaimed by modern critics as a perfectly realized fantasy remarkable for its mimicry of birds and for the gaiety of its songs
The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 369 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
Four plays by Aristophanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Greek plays offer a caricature of Socrates, a flawed utopia, a clever plan to gain peace, and a debate between deceased playwrights
The birds : & the frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worlds idol, Plutus : a comedy by Aristophanes( )

25 editions published between 1659 and 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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