Aristophanes

Aristophanes

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: The Greek Classics: Aristophanes - Eleven Plays (2006 edition), Special Edition Books - ISBN: 9780977340033

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Source/Notes: Birds, line 375-382 (our emphasis on 375 and 378-379 and 382) - Birds (414 BC)

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