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Aristophanes Dichter, Griechenland ca. 440-388 v.Chr

Overview
Works: 43 works in 61 publications in 5 languages and 71 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Verse drama  Humor  Textbooks  Musical settings  Juvenile works  Study guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA3877, 882
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
The birds by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 8 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 clouds of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

4 editions published between 1820 and 1856 in Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgewählte Komödien des Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanis Comoediae by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1781 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published between 1893 and 1971 in English and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce dealing with the antics of the Athenian jurors
Overture to Aristophanes' comedy The wasps by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

2 editions published in 1943 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Komödien des Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published between 1818 and 1990 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acharnians ; Knights by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 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. The general introduction that begins Volume I reviewes Aristophanes' career and brings current scholarly insights to bear on the intriguing question of the comic poet as a political force. In Acharnians a small landowner, tired of the Peloponnesian War, magically arranges a personal peace treaty and, borrowing a disguise from Euripides, demonstrates the injustice of the war in a contest with the bellicose Acharnians. Also in this volume is Knights, perhaps the most biting satire of a political figure (Cleon) ever written
The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1805 and 1996 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 2 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
Frogs ; Assemblywomen ; Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes (c. 450-c. 386 BCE) has been admired since antiquity for his wit, fantasy, language, and satire. Traditional Aeschylus and modern Euripides compete in Frogs. In Assemblywomen Athenian women plot against male misgovernance. The humor and morality of Wealth made it the most popular of Aristophanes' plays until the Renaissance
Le donne alle Tesmoforie by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds ; Lysistrata ; Women at the Thesmophoria by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Birds Aristophanes turns from the pointed political satire characteristic of earlier plays to a fantasy that soars literally into the air in search of a carefree world. Here the enterprising protagonists create a utopian counter-Athens, called Cloud-cuckooland, ruled by birds. Lysistrata blends boisterous comedy and an earnest call for peace. Lysistrata, our first comic heroine organizes a panhellenic conjugal strike of young wives until their husbands end the war between Athens and Sparta. Athenian women again take center stage in Women at the Thesmophoria, this time to punish Euripides for portraying them as wicked. Parody of Euripides' plots enlivens this witty confrontation of the sexes
Clouds ; Wasps ; Peace by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 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
Sämtliche Komödien by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristophanes, Birds by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 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 )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frogs, in Volume IV, features a contest between the traditional Aeschylus and the modern Euripides, yielding both sparkling comedy and insight on ancient literary taste. In Assemblywomen Athenian women plot to save Athens from male misgovernance with raucously comical results. Here too is Wealth, whose gentle humor and straight forward morality made it the most popular of Aristophanes' plays from classical times to the Renaissance. Jeffrey Henderson is Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University. -- Jacket
Aristofanous Kōmōidiai : Facsimile of the Codex Venetus Marcianus 474 by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1902 in Greek, Ancient and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Peace ; The Birds ; The Frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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