Do you know who Aristophanes is?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Aristophanes is a ancient greek writer of comedies. One of his most known comedies is called "The birds" (In Greek: Οι όρνιθες). Actually, that's the comedy my school theatrical group has decided to play. I'll play the king of the birds!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Aristophanes (ca. 446 BC - 385 BC) was a Greek comic poet, famous for writing plays, especially comedies such as The Birds for the two Athenian festivals the Dionisia and the Lenea.

    Many of his plays were political and he is known to have been prosecuted for Athenian law's equivalent of libel more than once. A famous comedy, The Frogs, was given the unprecedented honor of a second perfomance. He appears in Plato's Symposium, giving a humorous mythical account of the origin of Love. The Clouds pokes fun at famous figures, notably Socrates, and may have contributed to the common conception of the philosopher as a Sophist. Plato is said to have kept a copy of the Clouds under his pillow. Lysistrata was written during the Peloponnesian war between Athens and Sparta and presents a pacifist theme in a comical manner: the women of the two states deprive their husbands of sex until they stop fighting. This play was later illustrated at length by Pablo Picasso

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He gives the truest picture of the decadent fraud that was called the Golden Age. Socrates was exactly the sophist double-talker portrayed in "The Clouds"; his motive was just as unphilosophical: to please some decadent, escapist, homosexual preppies. The war was as stupid, bombastic, and greedy as portrayed in the "Acharnians," and showed that Pericles's overglorified Funeral Speech was cheap gibberish covering up this desecration of the glory that was Greece. Euripides was a wallower in artificial misery, just as portrayed by Aristophanes. It's too bad that more than half of Aristophanes's plays were lost; what's even worse is that his cutting satire had no effect on the Athenian degenerates of his time, just as Scott Adams's Dilbert doesn't make us want to get rid of the corpie frauds who have ruined our economy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    As far as I know Aristophanes was an ancient Greek playwright.He mainly wrote comedies which satirised human relationships and society.

    Source(s): Have read some of his works in Greek.
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  • 1 decade ago

    He was an ancient Greek writer of comedy. I have a collection of his plays. They are funny. "The Clouds" is the one I recall best, but "Lysistrata" is amusing too. Some lines in them are rather coarse, so I won't quote any. Socrates and an old man discussing why it rains is priceless. I've paraphrased it for my sister who acts as if she is a preacher by substituting God for Zeus.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Son of Aristotle, and Cellophane...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nope.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I sure do,shouldn't you?

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  • 1 decade ago

    try

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