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Works: 8,190 works in 19,427 publications in 9 languages and 160,464 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Creator, Composer, Librettist, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Artist, Director
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
Lysistrata by Aristophanes ( Book )
111 editions published between 1806 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The birds by Aristophanes ( )
84 editions published between 1824 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,392 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 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 )
7 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The clouds by Aristophanes ( Book )
83 editions published between 1656 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,737 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
Clouds by Aristophanes ( Book )
114 editions published between 1879 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The frogs by Aristophanes ( )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Acharnians by Aristophanes ( Book )
47 editions published between 1905 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farcical comedy about war and peace
The birds by Aristophanes ( )
32 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,249 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper ( Book )
7 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wasps by Aristophanes ( Book )
64 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wasps satirizes Athenian enthusiasm for jury service and the law courts as well as the city's susceptibility to demagogues
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus ( Book )
25 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peace by Aristophanes ( Book )
37 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frogs by Aristophanes ( Book )
87 editions published between 1884 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 989 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 frogs by Aristophanes ( Book )
37 editions published between 1812 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visiting the underworld, the god Dionysus seeks the counsel of the dead tragedians Aeschylus and Euripides on how to bring good writing back to Athens. A fierce debate - full of scathing insults and literary satire - ensues between the two dramatists
The congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wasps by Aristophanes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
The eleven comedies by Aristophanes ( Book )
37 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and they are in fact used to define the genre.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aristophanes Lysistrata by Aristophanes ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 759 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
Ten Greek plays by Gilbert Murray ( Book )
10 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristophanes by Aristophanes ( Book )
61 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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