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Works: 2,402 works in 10,375 publications in 22 languages and 88,401 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Fiction  Juvenile works  Study guides  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Honoree, Lyricist, Composer, Creator, 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 clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

545 editions published between 1520 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,891 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
Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

766 editions published between 1532 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes of Athens (c 446-386 BC) is considered one of the world's greatest comic dramatists. He wrote some 40 plays, 11 of which have survived complete. Jeffrey Henderson presents an edited Greek text of three Aristophanes plays
Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

231 editions published between 1586 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,328 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 )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1991 in English and held by 2,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

165 editions published between 1829 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,935 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
The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

142 editions published between 1540 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

305 editions published between 1540 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,877 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 Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

136 editions published between 1809 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

154 editions published between 1524 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,465 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
Aristophanes against war: The Acharnians, the peace, Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

271 editions published between 1521 and 1985 in 10 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

268 editions published between 1525 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,398 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
Fifteen Greek plays by Lane Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1943 and 1958 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine Greek dramas by Aeschylus( Book )

26 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

36 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 798 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
Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

49 editions published between 1829 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women of Athens concoct a dating scheme: to infiltrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and to vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property - sex, too! - is shared. This new translation by Robert Mayhew of one of playwright Aristophanes' last surviving plays recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brilliance of this rollicking farce which is at the same time a profound critique of contemporary Greek customs and manners. A full introduction and explanatory notes provide important background material on communistic ideas current in fifth- and fourth-century B.C.E. Greek thought as well as on historical and other details relevant to the text
Ten Greek plays by Gilbert Murray( Book )

11 editions published between 1929 and 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Thesmophories ; Les grenouilles by Aristophanes( Book )

264 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps ; The poet and the women ; The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and held by 446 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
Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

30 editions published between 1881 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 425 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 Plutus of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

59 editions published between 1715 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Aristofane, c. 445-c. 385 a.C.

Aristofane, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

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Aristofane Poeta della Commedia Antica ca. v445-v385

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Aristófanes 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.

Aristofanes, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

Aristofánes ca. v445-v385

Aristófanes de Cidateneo



Aristofánīs 0445?-0386? av. J.-C.


Aristofanov ca. v445-v385


Aristophan ca. v445-v385


Aristophane (0445?-0386? av. J.-C.).

Aristophane, 445?-385? av. J.-C

Aristophane, ap 445-385 p.m.ē.

Aristophane, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

Aristophane ca. v445-v385

Aristophane dÁthènes ca. v445-v385

Aristophane v445-v385


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

Aristophanes, ap 445-385 p.m.ē.

Aristophanes Athenensis ca. v445-v385

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

Aristophanes Atheniensis ca. v445-v385

Aristophanēs ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes Comic.

Aristophanes Comicus

Aristophanes Comicus ca. v445-v385

Aristophanes, Comicus clarissimus Graecus, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

Aristophanes Dichter der Alten Komödie ca. v445-v385

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Aristophanes Ἀριστοφάνης ca. v445-v385

Aristophanos, poeta comicus, ca. 448-380 v.Chr.

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Аристофан, ap 445-385 p.m.ē.



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