448?–385? b.c., Athenian comic dramatist.
- A·ris·to·phan·ic [uh-ris-tuh-fan-ik], /əˌrɪs təˈfæn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use Aristophanes in a sentence
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I turn to the ancient Greek comic author, Aristophanes, speaking at what must have seemed a similar time.
In like manner, Aristophanes could afford to trifle with the asseverations of his own Athenian audiences.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
Aristophanes has furnished jests for Rabelais, hints to Swift, and humor for Molière.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Aristophanes, too, in the Birds talks of men as (Greek text omitted), figures kneaded of clay.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Aristophanes
?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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Cultural definitions for Aristophanes
An ancient Greek dramatist, the author of such comedies as The Clouds and Lysistrata.
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