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Aristophanes

( Ancient Greek dramatist, the founder of the comic lines of poetry in world literature, `the father of comedy ')

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Aristophanes was born in Attica in the deme Kidafine approximately 448 g. BC. BC), a wealthy family. Philip, the father of Aristophanes, owned plot of land on the island of Aegina.
Aristophanes was kleruhom - Athenian colonists on the island of Aegina. One of the inscription at the beginning of IV. mentions his name as a member of the Council of Five Hundred pritanov (duty) phylum Pandionidy.
. Aristophanes began to write still very young and the first product (427-425 gg.) - "Piruyuschie", . "Babylon" (426) and "Acharnians" (425), . of which survived only recently, . - Put the name Kallistrat, . because he was unknown and was not able to pay for the chorus.,
. In 426 g
. BC. After the play "The Babylonians, Aristophanes was prosecuted leader Cleon, the Athenian demos, ridiculed in comedy, on trial for insulting the people and their representatives to the Allies. Details of the court are not known, apparently, Aristophanes rather lightly on the charges.
He also appeared occasionally as an actor (for example, played a role Paphlagonians-Cleon in "Rider" (424)).
When setting 423 g. BC. play "The Clouds" failed, and Aristophanes had to alter some text.
The last of the extant works, the comedy "Wealth", was delivered to them in 388 g. BC. Then he wrote another comedy "Coca" and "Eolosikon, but they have been delivered after the death of his son Aristophanes Arar (all he had 3 sons, and all three - comedy).
Died Aristophanes in approximately 385 - 380 g. BC.
Total Aristophanes wrote more than 40 comedies, but up to now remained only eleven:
"Arhanyane" ( "The Acharnians", 425), "Horsemen" ( "The Knights", 424), "Clouds" ( "The Clouds", 1 st ed. 423), . "Wasps" ( "The Wasps", . 422), . "The World" ( "The Peace", . 421), . "The Birds" ( "The Birds", . 414), . "Lysistrata" ( "Lysistrata", . 411), . "Women on the holiday Fesmofory" ( "The Thesmorphoriazusae", . ok.411), . "Frogs" ( "The Frogs", . 405), . "Women in the People's Assembly" ( "The Ecclesiazusa", . 392 or 389), . "Wealth" ( "Plutus", . 388).,

. In his comedies of Aristophanes ridicules as upstarts, ranters and ignorant of the lower classes and the aristocrats and 'gold' youth.
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. Biography of Aristophanes in the "Encyclopedia" F G H "


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