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About the Author: Aristophanes

Aristophanes (Greek: Αριστοφάνης; c. 446 BCE – c. 386 BCE) was a playwright of ancient Athens.

About 11 of his works are known in full, and they are the only plays of the "Old Comedy" style to have survived. They are The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, The Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Peace, Plutus (Wealth), The Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps. These plays have been translated into many languages and continue to be staged or adapted for theatrical productions.

Aristophanes satirized the political and social issues of 5th-century-BC Athens, such as the ongoing Peloponnesian War, the structure of the city-state, the role of women in public life, the influence of philosophers (notably Socrates) in shaping public opinion.



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Paperback, Published in Jan 1998 by Bristol Classical Press

ISBN10: 0862920019 | ISBN13: 9780862920012

Page count: 201

This scholarly edition of Aristophanes' Peace was first published in 1964. It contains the Greek text, apparatus criticus and commentary with full notes on textual criticism. The introduction gives a good summary of the manuscript evidence for the play.

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