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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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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