[ ar-uh-stof-uh-neez ]
/ ˌær əˈstɒf əˌniz /


448?–385? b.c., Athenian comic dramatist.

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A·ris·to·phan·ic [uh-ris-tuh-fan-ik] /əˌrɪs təˈfæn ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌærɪˈstɒfəˌniːz) /


?448–?380 bc, Greek comic dramatist, who satirized leading contemporary figures such as Socrates and Euripides. Eleven of his plays are extant, including The Clouds, The Frogs, The Birds, and Lysistrata
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[ (ar-i-stof-uh-neez) ]

An ancient Greek dramatist, the author of such comedies as The Clouds and Lysistrata.

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