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Aristophanes

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Works: 2,884 works in 14,774 publications in 28 languages and 133,774 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Humor  Fiction  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Composer, Librettist
Classifications: PA3877, 882
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

811 editions published between 1520 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 5,231 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 )

511 editions published between 1515 and 2016 in 24 languages and held by 4,982 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 )

302 editions published between 1780 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,181 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 Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

409 editions published between 1798 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

451 editions published between 1540 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,290 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 )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

121 editions published between 1835 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

90 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,835 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
Aristophanis Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

401 editions published between 1524 and 1988 in 9 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

54 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 841 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 congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

139 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 782 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
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

9 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

80 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 734 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
Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

239 editions published between 1517 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 724 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
Ten Greek plays by Gilbert Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

58 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 608 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
Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1924 and 1950 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers plays by one of the world's greatest comic dramatists in a bilingual edition
 
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The Acharnians
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Ar.

Aristofan.

Aristofan ca 445-ca 385 f.Kr

Aristofan ca. 450-ca. 385 aC

Aristofan ca. v445-v385

Aristofanas

Aristofane.

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 ateniese

Aristofane commediografo greco antico

Aristofane Poeta della Commedia Antica ca. v445-v385

Aristófanes.

Aristofanês 0445?-0386?

Aristófanes 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

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

Aristófanes dramaturgo da antiga Grecia

Aristofanesu

Aristofani

Aristofanīs

Aristofánīs 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristofanis ca 445-385 f.Kr

Aristofano

Aristofanov.

Aristofanov ca. v445-v385

Aristofāns

Aristoffanes

Aristopanesu

Aristophan ca. v445-v385

Aristophane

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

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

Aristophane ap 445-385 p.m.ē

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

Aristophane dramaturge grec antique

Aristophanes

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

Aristophanes Ancient Greek playwright

Aristophanes ap 445-385 p.m.ē

Aristophanes Athenensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Athenian playwright of Old Comedy

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

Arisutofanesu ca. 450-ca. 385 aC

Arisutopanesu

Arisutopanesu ca. 450-ca. 385 aC

Arisztophanész

Arisztophanész ca. 448-380 v.Chr

Arisztophanész ókori görög színműíró

Arystofanes.

Arystofanes ca. 450-ca. 385 aC

Arystofanes ca. v445-v385

Aριστοφάνης

Ἀριστοφάνης

Ἀριστοφάνης 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Αριστοφάνης, 444-388 π.Χ

Αριστοφάνης Αρχαίος Έλληνας θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Αριστοφάνης περ. 445-385 π.Χ

Αριστοφανους

Аристофан

Аристофан ap 445-385 p.m.ē

Аристофан Афинский ок.445-ок.385 до н.э.

Аристофан древнегреческий комедиограф

Аристофанъ.

Арыстафан

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אריסטופאנוס

אריסטופאנס

אריסטופאנס. כספי זיוה

אריסטופניס

אריסטופנס

אריסטופנס 450 לערך-388 לערך

ارسٹوفیز

ارسٹوفینز

أريستوفان

آریستوفان

अरिस्तोफनेस

एरिस्टोफेन्स्

ਅਰਿਸਟੋਫੇਨਜ਼

அரிஸ்டாஃபனீஸ்

ಅರಿಸ್ಟೋಫೆನೀಸ್

അരിസ്റ്റോഫനീസ്

อริสโตฟานเนส

არისტოფანე

아리스토파네스 B.C.448?-B.C.380?

아리스토파네스 아테네의 극작가

アリストパネース

アリストファネス

アリスファネース

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