Aristophanes Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Aristophanes.

  • 3 Biographies
  • 1 Student Essay
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Biographies (3)

1,468 words, approx. 5 pages
Aristophanes (448-after 385 BC) was the greatest of the writers of the Old Comedy, which flourished in Athens in the 5th century BC, and the only one with any complete plays surviving. He wrote at lea... Read more
3,786 words, approx. 13 pages
Aristophanes of Athens was judged in antiquity to be the foremost poet of Old Attic Comedy, a theatrical genre of which he was one of the last practitioners and of which his eleven surviving plays are... Read more
4,336 words, approx. 15 pages
Robert Neil, Aristophanes' Knights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901); Maurice Platnauer, Aristophanes' Peace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964); Kenneth Dover, Aristophanes' Clouds... Read more