Aristophanes of Athens
(1,108 words)

b. ca. 450 BC in Athens;

d. after 388 BC;

Greek comic dramatist.


Eleven of the 44 (54) plays are extant.


The papyrus fragments have added only a small number of unknown texts.


Most of the extant manuscripts, which number over 230, only contain the…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Aristophanes of Athens”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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