Aristophanes

Aristophanes

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Aristophanes, son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre.

Source/Notes: Comedies of Aristophanes: Viz: The Clouds, Plutus, The Frogs, The Birds (1812 edition)

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Source/Notes: Aristophanes with the English translation of Benjamin Bickley Rogers (1960 edition)
Source/Notes: Variant: "Then quick bring me a pitcher full of wine, that I may wet my mind, and speak to some good purpose." From: The Comedies of Aristophanes, Volume 1 (1837), translated by Charles Apthorp Wheelwright, p. 299, "The Knights", Act I, Scene I

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