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Works: 3,985 works in 18,306 publications in 29 languages and 156,466 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Fiction  Textbooks  Sources  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Lyricist, Creator, Composer, Contributor, Librettist, Director
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Aristophanes
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

1,201 editions published between 1524 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 7,037 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
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

365 editions published between 1806 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 5,205 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
Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

838 editions published between 1520 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 4,736 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
The congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes( Book )

332 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,694 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 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 )

9 editions published between 1938 and 1963 in English and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

242 editions published between 1540 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

265 editions published between 1586 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rollicking attack on war-makers, the farmer-hero makes his famous trip to heaven on a dung beetle to discuss the issues with Zeus
Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

327 editions published between 1517 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 1,238 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."--BOOK JACKET
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knights ; [and], Peace ; [and], the birds ; [and], the assemblywomen ; [and], Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

249 editions published between 1730 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the plays, notes, and brief information about the author
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

24 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

136 editions published between 1863 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

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

Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

67 editions published between 1832 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 637 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
Ten Greek plays by Gilbert Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

48 editions published between 1924 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes of Athens (ca. 446- 386BC), one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. He wrote at least forty plays, of which eleven have survived complete. In this new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text and a lively unexpurgated translation with full explanatory notes. Three plays are in Volume II of the new edition. Socrates' "Thinkery" is at the center of Clouds, which spoofs untraditional techniques for educating young men. Wasps satirizes Athenian enthusiasm for jury service and the law courts as well as the city's susceptibility to demagogues. In Peace, a rollicking attack on war-makers, the farmer-hero makes his famous trip to heaven on a dung beetle to discuss the issues with Zeus
Aristophanes, Birds by Aristophanes( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 317 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
Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

144 editions published between 1826 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete plays of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background information and brief introductions accompany eleven satiric plays by the fifth century B.C. playwright
Four comedies : Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The congresswomen, translated by Douglass Parker ; The frogs, translated by Richmond Lattimore by Aristophanes( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New English versions of Lysistrata, The Frogs, The Birds, and Ladies' Day. "Thanks to Dudley Fitts ... we can appreciate Aristophanes' vigor, his robust style, his scorching wit, his earthy humor, his devotion to honesty and his poetic imagination" (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times). Index
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Aristofane ca. v445-v385 Poeta della Commedia Antica

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Aristofane commediografo greco antico

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Aristófanes comediógrafo de la Antigua Grecia

Aristófanes de Cidateneo

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Aristofanés řecký dramatik

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Aristophane auteur de théâtre grec antique

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