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Works: 2,549 works in 10,241 publications in 29 languages and 74,609 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator, Composer, Lyricist, Librettist, Director
Classifications: PA3877, 882
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Most widely held works about Aristophanes
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )
425 editions published between 1806 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 5,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Immortal Greek play in which women play hard to get in effort to make men-folk stop waging war
The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )
258 editions published between 1785 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,284 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 clouds by Aristophanes( Book )
259 editions published between 1656 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,983 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 birds by Aristophanes( Book )
364 editions published between 1380 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,487 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
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )
278 editions published between 1540 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )
128 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farcical comedy about war and peace
Peace by Aristophanes( Book )
96 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,951 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
The birds by Aristophanes( )
8 editions published between 1839 and 1994 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The clouds of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )
121 editions published between 1798 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The congresswomen (Ecclesiazusae) by Aristophanes( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knights by Aristophanes( Book )
74 editions published between 1836 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If the American Editor of this little volume (which is sent forth as a test of the character of American learning) deemed it either expedient or necessary to expatiate upon the merits of an author so celebrated and gifted as A ristophanes, he might extend his eulogia beyond the patient perusal of the moderns. The eloquent and erudite preliminary discourse by the accomplished translator, however, anticipates the remarks which otherwise would be expanded. No satirist, ancient or modern, ever enjoyed the deserved reputation of A ristophanes, and no one ever depicted, in colors so vivid and unfadi
Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )
43 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 828 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 worlds idol, Plutus a comedy by Aristophanes( Book )
242 editions published between 1517 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 826 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
Aristophanis Comœdiæ by Aristophanes( Book )
187 editions published between 1781 and 1970 in 8 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The frogs of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )
92 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristophanis Equites : cum prolegomenis et commentariis by Aristophanes( Book )
157 editions published between 1593 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes( Book )
52 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 658 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
The Acharnians of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )
101 editions published between 1863 and 1982 in 7 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Acharniens ; Les Cavaliers ; Les Nuées by Aristophanes( Book )
157 editions published between 1809 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Comedies of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )
98 editions published between 1822 and 1961 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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