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Aristophanes

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Works: 3,858 works in 17,929 publications in 32 languages and 152,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Humor  Fiction  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Creator, Lyricist, 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 )

1,177 editions published between 1524 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 7,387 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 )

510 editions published between 1515 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 5,201 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
Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

803 editions published between 1520 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 4,972 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 Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

476 editions published between 1798 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

327 editions published between 1540 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

462 editions published between 1380 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,615 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
Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

326 editions published between 1586 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,478 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
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 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

400 editions published between 1781 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

261 editions published between 1730 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the plays, notes, and brief information about the author
Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

313 editions published between 1517 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,201 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
Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

24 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

65 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 865 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 J. Hilton Turner( Book )

56 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 828 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 congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

152 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

68 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 635 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
Ten Greek plays by Gilbert Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1848 and 1967 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 250 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Acharnians
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Aristofan.

Aristofan ca 445-ca 385 f.Kr

Aristofan ca. 450-ca. 385 aC

Aristofan ca. v445-v385

Aristofan 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

Aristofane 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

Aristofanés řecký dramatik

Aristofánes v445-v385

Aristofanesu

Aristofani

Aristofanīs

Aristofánīs 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristofanis ca 445-385 f.Kr

Aristofano

Aristofanov.

Aristofanov ca. v445-v385

Aristofanov v445-v385

Aristofāns

Aristoffanes

Aristopanesu

Aristophan ca. v445-v385

Aristophan 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 d'Athènes v445-v385

Aristophane dramaturge grec antique

Aristophane v445-v385

Aristophanēs

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

Aristophanes Ancient Greek playwright

Aristophanes ap 445-385 p.m.ē

Aristophanes Athenensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Athenensis v445-v385

Aristophanes Athenian playwright of Old Comedy

Aristophanes Atheniensis

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

Aristophanes Atheniensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Atheniensis 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 Comicus v445-v385

Aristophanes Dichter der Alten Komödie ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes griechischer Komödiendichter

Aristophanes Komödiendichter ca. v445-v385

Aristophanēs v445-v385

Aristophanes von Athen ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes von Athen v445-v385

Aristophanes Ἀριστοφάνης ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Ἀριστοφάνης 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

Aristophanous 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

Arystofanes 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

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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阿里斯托芬

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