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"The wise learn many things from their enemies." -- Aristophanes
Aristophanes (, ca. 446 — ca. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a prolific and much acclaimed comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his forty 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 in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the Father of Comedy and the Prince of Ancient Comedy, Aristophanes has been said to recreate the life of ancient Athens more convincingly than any other author. His powers of ridicule were feared and acknowledged by influential contemporaries - Plato singled out Aristophanes' play The Clouds as slander contributing to the trial and execution of Socrates although other satirical playwrights had caricatured the philosopher. His second play, The Babylonians (now lost), was denounced by the demagogue Cleon as a slander against the Athenian polis. It is possible that the case was argued in court but details of the trial are not recorded and Aristophanes caricatured Cleon mercilessly in his subsequent plays, especially The Knights."In my opinion," he says through the Chorus in that play, "the author-director of comedies has the hardest job of all." ()

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Total Books: 647
Lysistrata
2013 - Lysistrata (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781492342694
ISBN-10: 1492342696
Genre: History
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The Eleven Comedies Volume 2
2013 - The Eleven Comedies Volume 2 [With Introductions & Elucidatory Notes] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781482691122
ISBN-10: 1482691124
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lysistrate
2012 - Lysistrate (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783150190050
ISBN-10: 3150190053
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Three Plays by Aristophanes Peace Birds and Wealth
2012 - Three Plays By Aristophanes Peace Birds and Wealth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589880788
ISBN-10: 1589880781
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Acharnians Knights and Peace
2012 - Acharnians Knights and Peace [Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780806142319
ISBN-10: 0806142316
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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The 11 Comedies - Volume 2
2011 - The 11 Comedies - Volume 2 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781467993708
ISBN-10: 1467993700
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
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Lysistrata The Sex Strike
2011 - Lysistrata the Sex Strike (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573112591
ISBN-10: 0573112592
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lysistrata the Women's Festival and Frogs
2011 - Lysistrata the Women's Festival and Frogs [Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780806141510
ISBN-10: 0806141514
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Eleven Comedies - Volume 1
2011 - The Eleven Comedies - Volume 1 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781456521967
ISBN-10: 1456521969
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Birds Of Aristophanes
2010 - The Birds of Aristophanes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781173087685
ISBN-10: 1173087680
Genre: History
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Lysistra The Birds Clouds
2010 - Lysistra the Birds Clouds (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781162672090
ISBN-10: 1162672099
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Aristophanes The Wasps
2010 - Aristophanes the Wasps [1868] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781165670871
ISBN-10: 1165670879
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Aristophanes The Birds
2010 - Aristophanes the Birds (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781453683927
ISBN-10: 1453683925
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Scenes From Aristophanes The Knights
2010 - Scenes From Aristophanes the Knights [1876] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781161923315
ISBN-10: 1161923314
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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The Peace of Aristophanes Ed by WC Green
2010 - The Peace of Aristophanes Ed By Wc Green (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781146352796
ISBN-10: 1146352794
Genre: History
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Aristophanis Comedi Volume 3
2010 - Aristophanis Comedi Volume 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143291784
ISBN-10: 1143291786
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Aristophanis Comoediae Auctoritate Libri Praeclarissimi Saeculi Decimi Emendatae a Philippo Invernizio
2010 - Aristophanis Comoediae Auctoritate Libri Praeclarissimi Saeculi Decimi Emendatae a Philippo Invernizio [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143322693
ISBN-10: 114332269X
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Thesmophoriazusae Emendavit Et Interpretatus Est Franc Volcm Fritzsche
2010 - Thesmophoriazusae Emendavit Et Interpretatus Est Franc Volcm Fritzsche (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143330612
ISBN-10: 1143330617
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Aristophanis Comoediae Recensuit Et Annotatione Instruxt Fridericus Henricus Bothe Volumes 1-2
2010 - Aristophanis Comoediae Recensuit Et Annotatione Instruxt Fridericus Henricus Bothe Volumes 1-2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143391026
ISBN-10: 1143391020
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Plutus
2010 - Plutus (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143403903
ISBN-10: 1143403908
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Comoedi Et Deperditarum Fragmenta
2010 - Comoedi Et Deperditarum Fragmenta [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143873737
ISBN-10: 1143873734
Genre: Nonfiction
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2010 - Euripides [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Aristophanis Comoediae Volume 2 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Werke Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Aristophanis Comedi [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Ranae [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Pax [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Thatre [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Acharnes Comoedia Acharnenses [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Die Wespen [Dutch Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Die Vgel Nach Dem Aristophanes [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Le Nuvole D'aristofane [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Birds of Aristophanes Tr By Jh Frere [and A.c. Swinburne, Ed. by J.w. Clark] (Paperback)
2009 - Molnen Lustspel Af Aristophanes [1826 - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Aristophanis Thesmophoriazusae Recensuit [1883 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Eiphnh [Latin Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Aristophanis Aves [1822 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Clouds [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2009 - On Socrates [Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
2009 - Aristotle Plato and on Socrates [Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
2009 - Four Greek Comedies the Birds the Frogs the Clouds and the Peace [Classic Books on CD Collection - UNABRIDGED - Classic Books on Cds Collection] (Audio CD)Audio Cassette
2009 - Extraits D'aristophane [1873 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Le Nuvole Di Aristofane [1754 - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Adnotatio Critica in Aristophanis Nubes [1828 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Aristophanis Nubes Comoedia [1752 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Aristophanis Nubes Graece Et Latine [1788 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Aristophanis Acharnenses [1828 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Aristophanis Eqvites [1897 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Aristophanes Aves Graece [1782 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Il Pluto Di Aristofane Greco E Italiano [1872 - Italian Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Birds and Other Plays [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)
2008 - The Eleven Comedies Volume 2 [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Eleven Comedies Volume 1 [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Aristophane Traduction Nouvelle Tome I [Large Print Edition - French Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Aristophane Traduction Nouvelle Tome II [Large Print Edition - French Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Birds (Paperback)
2008 - Frogs (Paperback)
2008 - Fragments [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
2007 - Lysistrata [Plays for Performance] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2007 - Classical Comedy [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
 
2007 - Frogs and Other Plays [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
 
2006 - The Acharnians [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - Peace [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - The Ecclesiazusae [Or Women In Council] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Los Pajaros / Birds Las Ranas Las Asambleistas [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Las Avispas / Wasps [Letras Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Los Acarnienses / the Acharnians [Letras Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Las Nubes Las Ranas Pluto / the Clouds the Frogs Pluto [Letras Universales / Universal Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - La Paz/peace [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Los Arcanienses/ the Acharnians [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina "Carrascalejo De La Jara" - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Las Aves/the Birds [Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Los Caballeros/the Knights [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Las Avispas /the Wasps [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Las Ranas/the Frogs [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Lisistrata/lysistrata [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Dinero/money [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Aristophanes Acharnians [Focus Classical Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Lysistrata [Hackett Classics Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Aristophanes Frogs Assemblywomen Wealth [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
2000 - Clouds [Hackett Publishing Co.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Aristophanes 3 the Suits Clouds Birds [Penn Greek Drama Series - v. 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Aristophanes the Birds [Focus Classical Library] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Birds Lysistrata Assembly-women Wealth [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1998 - Komoedien [German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Aristophanes Clouds Wasps Peace [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
1998 - Aristophanes Acharnians Knights [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - Imagination and Creativity [Lynchburg College Symposium Readings : Classical Selections on Great Issues, Vol 3] (Paperback)
1994 - Aristophanes Frogs [Clarendon Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Lysistrata [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)
1994 - New Comedy Women in Power [Ekklesiazousai/Wealth/the Malcontent/the Woman from Samos/4 Plays in 1 Volume] (Paperback)
1993 - Aristophanis Comoediae [Tomus II: Lysistratam, Thesmophoriazusas, Ranas, Ecclesiazusas, Plutum, Fragmenta, Indicem Nominum continens] (Hardcover)
1993 - Aristophanes Plays 1 [Classical Dramatists - Vol 1] (Paperback)
1993 - Clouds (Paperback)Paperback
1992 - Aristophanes' Acharnians [Focus Classical Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1989 - Der Frieden [Eirene] (Paperback)
1988 - Aristophanes Wasps [Clarendon Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Aristophanes [No. 180] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1970 - Plays V 1 [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1964 - The Frogs and Other Plays [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1926 - Scenes From the Birds [Cambridge Elementary Classics: Greek] (Hardcover)
Plays [Oxford Paperbacks - v. 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Acharnians of Aristophanes [Greek Text and Commentaries] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Plays V 2 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Plays V 3 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Aristophanes the Acharnians the Clouds the Knights the Wasps [Loeb Classical Library - In Greek and English Languages - English and Greek Edition] (Hardcover)
Peace Birds Frogs [Peace, Birds, Frogs] (Hardcover)
Wealth [Comedies of Aristophanes Vol. 11] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Assembly of Women Ecclesiazusae [Literary Classics Prometheus Books] (Paperback)
 
Les Acharniens [Publications du G.I.T.A - French Edition] (Paperback)
Die Frasche Mit Ausgewahlten Antiken Scholien [Kleine Texte Fa1/4r Vorlesungen Und Aoebungen] (Hardcover)
Die Wolken [Komodie - Lebendige Antike - German Edition] (Other)
Comedias [Coleccion hispanica de autores griegos y latinos - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Las Avispas La Paz Las Aves Lisistrata [Biblioteca de la literatura y el pensamiento universales ; 5 - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Caballeros [Clasicos Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Lisistrata [Col·leccio popular de teatre classic universal - Catalan Edition] (Other)
Commedie [Classici Greci] (Other)
Pluto [I classici della Bur] (Other)