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Works: 2,701 works in 11,555 publications in 25 languages and 107,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Fiction  Satyr plays  Humor 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Librettist, Composer
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Aristophanes
The birds by Aristophanes( )

601 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 7,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the birds of the world and their characteristicsand behavior. Includes birds of the tropics, sea and shore, river, marsh, woods, fields, and town
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

634 editions published between 1524 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 7,201 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 )

651 editions published between 1521 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 5,971 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 )

273 editions published between 1806 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 5,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immortal Greek play in which women play hard to get in effort to make men-folk stop waging war
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

340 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
The wasps by Aristofanes( Book )

243 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
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 Jennings Oates( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

226 editions published between 1586 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Aristophanes' 'Peace' includes commentary focusing on the realities of life in classical Athens and examines the practical problems of staging. The introduction examines Aristophanes' early career and the politics of the Greek world
The knights ; [and], Peace ; [and], the birds ; [and], the assemblywomen ; [and], Wealth by Aristofane( Book )

253 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,642 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
Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

169 editions published between 1783 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

18 editions published between 1909 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

61 editions published between 1829 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 928 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
Wealth by Aristófanes( Book )

223 editions published between 1517 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first edition with commentary since 1907 of Aristophanes' last surviving play, in which, as so often before, an audacious and imaginative hero finds a miraculous remedy for the all-too-real ills of the contemporary world - in this case the concentration of wealth in the hands of those who don't deserve it at the expense of those who do. To achieve this he needs the aid of no less than three gods, and the play contains the fullest single surviving account of a visit to a sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius."--Jacket
The eleven comedies by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 525 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
The wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 429 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
The Plutus of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

51 editions published between 1847 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 364 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 Aristophanes( Book )

13 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 352 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 )

11 editions published between 1927 and 1979 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acharnians : the clouds ; Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation captures the humor of the original, which ranges from low-brow slapstick to witty one-liners to political asides--a union of vaudeville, Oscar Wilde, and Mark Russell
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The Acharnians
The frogsThe cloudsLysistrataThe AcharniansThe waspsPeaceThe knights ; [and], Peace ; [and], the birds ; [and], the assemblywomen ; [and], WealthNine Greek dramas
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Aristofane c. 445-c. 385 a.C.

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Aristofane ca. 450-ca. 385 aC

Aristofane ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Aristofane ca. v445-v385 Poeta della Commedia Antica

Aristofane commediografo ateniese

Aristofane commediografo greco antico

Aristofane Poeta della Commedia Antica ca. v445-v385


Aristofanês 0445?-0386?

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

Aristofanes ca. 448-380 v.Chr

Aristofánes ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

Aristofánes ca. v445-v385

Aristófanes comediógrafo de la Antigua Grecia

Aristófanes de Cidateneo

Aristófanes dramaturgo da antiga Grecia

Aristofanés řecký dramatik




Aristofanis ca 445-385 f.Kr



Aristofanov ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Aristophan ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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

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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. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Aristophane ca. v445-v385 dÁthènes

Aristophane d'Athènes ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

Aristophane dÁthènes ca. v445-v385

Aristophane dramaturge grec antique


Aristophanes, 445?-385? f.Kr.

Aristophanes algriicheschen Dramaturg

Aristophanes Ancient Greek playwright

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Aristophanes Athenensis ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

Aristophanes Athenensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Athenian playwright of Old Comedy

Aristophanes Atheniensis

Aristophanes Atheniensis ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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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. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Aristophanes ca. v445-v385 Athenensis

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Aristophanes Dichter der Alten Komödie ca. v445-v385

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Aristophanes (ok. 445-ok. 385 p.n.e.)

Aristophanes von Athen ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Aristophanes Ἀριστοφάνης ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Aristophanos ca. 448-380 v.Chr poeta comicus

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Aristophanous Batrakhoi

Aristophanous ca. 5./4. Jh. v. Chr.

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Arisutofanesu ca. 450-ca. 385 aC


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Arisztophanész ca. 448-380 v.Chr

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אריסטופנס 450 לערך-388 לערך




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