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

Overview
Works: 38 works in 61 publications in 7 languages and 62 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Textbooks  Musical settings  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PA3875, 882
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Most widely held works by Aristophanes
The clouds of Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

4 editions published between 1820 and 1856 in Latin 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

Ausgewählte Komödien des Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

in German and held by 4 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 Euripides( Book )

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

The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1812 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 3 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
Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 3 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 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

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
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

Wealth by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1518 and 2001 in Latin and Italian and held by 2 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
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
The Acharnians by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farcical comedy about war and peace
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
Arisztophanész két komédiája by Aristophanes( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Hungarian 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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