Aristophanes (c448 bc–c388 bc), greek playwright and comic poet, whose surviving plays are the only extant examples of greek old comedy exact details of his birthplace and life are not known, but most likely he was educated in and lived in athens besides his many dramatic works, much poetry is attributed to him. Aristophanes was an ancient greek comic playwright and poet also known as the father of the comedy read more about this prolific writer in the following article. Hesiod's narrative poetry elegantly presents both mythology and daily life in ancient greece, providing a remarkable window into the past this loeb classical era were artistic the playwrights aeschylus, sophocles, euripides, and aristophanes brought all the learning of the age home to athenian hearts. Famous greeks from the ancient greek heroes of antiquity to the poets and philosophers (homer, aristotle, socrates) who shaped western civilization. Aristophanes lived in classical athens he wrote comedies: funny plays aristophanes' plays usually made fun of politicians, sometimes in general and sometimes specific men the wasps, for example, criticizes the athenian jury system. 448-380 bc) - a biography of the greek comedy writer, plus links to purchase all of his works currently in print aristophanes and his comedies - a biography of the greek dramatist and analysis of his poetic qualities aristophanes: bibliography - a list of aristophanes' surviving works includes a list of critical resources. Poets, playwrights, gods, and heroes read all about the fascinating world of ancient greek mythology, drama, history, and religion with glossaries, lists, quizzes, crosswords, and more you'll read about heroes from achilles to zeus, and discover classic legends and plays literature | mythology | quizzes the trojan. The date of his death is unknown two of his sons, ararus and philippus, were comic poets in their own right (ararus may have staged his father's last comedies) , and it is possible that a third was as well aristophanes 1968 clouds edited by kenneth j dover oxford: clarendon e-mail citation.
Greek comedy - bibliography primary texts you will need the three volumes of translations of aristophanes' plays published in the penguin series: wasps the poet and the women frogs lysistrata acharnians clouds knights peace birds assemblywomen wealth for the greek texts with facing. Aristophanes was the most famous writer of old comedy plays in ancient greece and his surviving works are the only examples of that style his innovative. Aristophanes and the other comic poets inherited, as part of their comic art, the iambic abuse of archilochus and hipponax  perhaps the hallmark of old comedy was political satire it is not surprising therefore that the poet in conflict with politician is constantly in evidence in the history of old comedy  for example.
Poems by aristophanes the literary activity of the famous greek comedy writer, aristophanes, covered a period of forty years during that time the telling satire of his pen was brought to bear alike on prominent men, polit. Born: c 448 bce athens, greece died: c 385 bce athens, greece greek writer aristophanes was the greatest of the writers of the original greek comedy, which flourished in athens in the fifth century bce , and the only one with any complete plays surviving he wrote at least thirty-six comedies, of which eleven still.
What is more, the aristophanes scholia situate all his surviving plays in specific years, so we can follow his career better than that of any other ancient greek playwright (note) as a result given all this, we can trace the history of aristophanes' evolution as a comic poet as we can no other dramatist from the classical age. Aristophanes bio arist aristophanes was one of the greatest greek playwrights and poets of his time his most notable skill was probably to be found in some of his comic plays which contained often satirical, and sometimes cruel, barbed comments about greek society in general and some of the most well-known figures. Aristophanes is considered the most accomplished of the greek comic poets, and his place in the western canon is immovable his surviving eleven pl.
The date of aristophanes' death can only be inferred from that of his final play, wealth, which belongs to the early 380s” from s douglas olson aristophanes the oxford encyclopedia of ancient greece and rome oxford university press oxford reference online the structure of old comedy and the critique of society.
Over his career as a poet and dramatist, euripides wrote approximately 90 plays, 19 of which have survived through manuscripts of the three most famous tragic dramatists to come out of ancient greece—the others being aeschylus and sophocles—euripides was the last and perhaps the most influential. It will be observed that the quotations which plato gives serve only to illustrate the attitude of greek poetry to greek philosophy if we are fully to understand the meaning of the quarrel, and appreciate its true significance in the history of religion and religious development, we must also consider some of the attacks of early. Ancient greek playwrights aristophanes aristophanes, the most famous writer of greek comedies, was born in the 440s bce he lived through the upheaval of the peloponnesian war, which lasted from 431 to 404, and stripped athens of her place as cultural and political capital of the greek city-states many of his. Aristophanes aristophanes (c445-c380): athenian poet, author of many comedies, of which eleven survive aristophanes the comedies of the athenian aristophanes' most famous play is the lysistrata, in which the women of greece decide not to have sex with their husbands, unless they end the.