Aristophanes

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Aristophanes, son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 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 th ...
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Song Of The Clouds (From The Clouds)
CLOUD-MAIDENS that float on forever,
Dew-sprinkled, fleet bodies, and fair,
Let us rise from our Sire's loud river,
Great Ocean, and soar through the air
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The Call Of The Nightingale
Awake! awake!
Sleep no more, my gentle mate!
With your tiny tawny bill,
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The Appeal Of The Chorus
If A veteran author had wished to engage
Our assistance to-day, for a speech from the stage,
We scarce should have granted so bold a request:
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The Cloud Chorus
Hither, come hither, ye Clouds renowned, and unveil yourselves
here;
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The Harvest
Oh, 'tis sweet, when fields are ringing
With the merry cricket's singing,
Oft to mark with curious eye
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ARTURO SANDOVAL 03 January 2019
LIFE IS A COMEDY, NOBODY IS CRAZY, ONLY BAD ACTORS.
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TheReader 11 October 2018
Aristophanes the Father of Comedy
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