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Works: 3,208 works in 10,285 publications in 19 languages and 123,504 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Humor  Satyr plays  Satirical literature  Drama 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Lyricist, Composer, Librettist, Contributor
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Aristophanes
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The birds by Aristophanes( )

253 editions published between 1730 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 5,291 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 frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

296 editions published between 1524 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing all faith in humanity, and their basest incarnation, the tragedians, Dionysos, god of the theatre, vows to go to the underworld to revive the greatest tragedian of all, the barely cold Euripides, who had died the year before. Enlisting his servant Xanthias, and asking his half brother Herakles for directions, Dionysos sets off to Hades' Halls, only to find Euripides engaged in a contest with Aeschylus, as to who was the greatest of them all. Dionysos sets himself the task of judging their weighty words, but more often than not these tragedians make him the butt of their jokes. 'Frogs' is a wonderful mix of the living and the dead, of the tragic and the comic
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

252 editions published between 1806 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 4,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

214 editions published between 1557 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,382 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 Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

255 editions published between 1809 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the fifth century BC and Dikaiopolis, a peasant who is forced by war to live in the city, has secured an unlikely peace for Athens in their war against the Spartans. However, not all his fellow citizens agree with the new détente between themselves and their hated enemies. It is up to Dikaiopolis, in increasingly farcical circumstances, to defend his anti-war stance and save his precious peace. A timely and timeless comedy, Acharnians was first produced in 452BC during one of the sporadic and unreliable ceasefires in the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta
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 )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

155 editions published between 1540 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

158 editions published between 1586 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,871 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
Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

186 editions published between 1781 and 1988 in 7 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

21 editions published between 1909 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

106 editions published between 1829 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 902 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
The congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women of Athens gather to sneak into the congress and vote the men out of office. The Congresswomen is bawdy, slapstick, and wildly funny - but it is also pointed. Aristophanes pokes fun at his own Utopian vision, but he is really concerned with the enjoyment of life. He adds to this enjoyment not only by lampooning all of society but also by reminding of the delights of love, food, and peace. - from inside cover
Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

97 editions published between 1826 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 727 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
Aristophanes Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

22 editions published between 1934 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 533 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 eleven comedies by Aristophanes( Book )

9 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 516 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
Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

22 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thesmophoriazusae is perhaps the funniest of all Aristophanes' comedies, in which gender inversion and transvestism run riot as the tragic dramatist Euripides is made to take part in a hilarious spoof on some of his own favourite plot lines, with his own life at stake as well as that of his own loyal and much-put-upon old relative. This edition offers a freshly constituted text making use of papyri published within the last few years, together with the first fully annotated English translation there has been of this play."--BOOK JACKET
The wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and held by 463 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
Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

91 editions published between 1533 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 437 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
Ladies' day; an English version by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Knights of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

66 editions published between 1821 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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