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  • Name: Aristophanes
  • Born: c. 446 BC
  • Died: c. 386 BC (aged c. 60)
  • Occupation: Playwright (comedy)
  • Known for: Playwright and director of Old Comedy

Aristophanes (/ˌærɪˈstɒfənz/; Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced[aristopʰánɛːs]; c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (Latin: Cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens and a poet of Old Attic Comedy. Eleven of his forty plays survive virtually complete. These provide the most valuable examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy and are used to define it, along with fragments from dozens of lost plays by Aristophanes and his contemporaries.

Notable Works: The Clouds (423 BC), The Wasps (422 BC), The Birds (414 BC), Lysistrata (411 BC), The Women at the Thesmophoria Festival (411 BC), The Frogs (405 BC)

Birth Place: Athens

Death Place: Delphi

Source: Wikipedia

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