Aristophanes Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 15 pages of information about the life of Aristophanes.
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Encyclopedia of World Biography on Aristophanes

Robert Neil, Aristophanes' Knights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901); Maurice Platnauer, Aristophanes' Peace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964); Kenneth Dover, Aristophanes' Clouds (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968); Douglas MacDowell, Aristophanes' Wasps (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971); Stephen Ussher, Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973); Jeffrey Henderson, Aristophanes' Lysistrata (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987); Dover, Aristophanes' Frogs (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993); Nan Dunbar, Aristophanes' Birds (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Biography Essay

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 the only complete examples. His plays are valued principally for the exuberance of their wit and fantasy, for the purity and elegance of their language, and for the light they shed on the domestic and political life of Athens in an important era of its history. Legend has...

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