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

It is clear that the aristophanic comedy could not have become permanent.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

The roads were in good order for the visitors to the aristophanic comedy.
Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock

This year has seen the death of Sophocles; and the greatest of all the aristophanic triumphs in the Frogs.
Browning’s Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne

It is the aristophanic method that differs so greatly from that of most modern satirists.
Pot-Boilers Clive Bell

The aristophanic punning on proper names is paralleled not infrequently in the Bible.
Hebrew Humor and other Essays Joseph Chotzner

There, by lantern or candle-stump, wit Rabelaisian, aristophanic or Antarctic was cradled into rhyme.
The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson

aristophanic comedy, as we have seen, whatever may be its purpose, is always ludicrous to the spectators and to itself.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

If we are to seek for an approximation to aristophanic humor, we shall find it perhaps in Rabelais.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

But the necessity of Emerson is a Hegelian element, such as every aristophanic comedy reveals.
Continental Monthly , Vol I, Issue I, January 1862 Various

It is now clear that aristophanic comedy is in the history of art unique—the product of peculiar and unrepeated circumstances.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

?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
Aristophanes [(ar-i-stof-uh-neez)]

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


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