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Thursday, September 7, 2017

054 - Old Comedy and Aristophanes

In this episode, we discuss the Lenaia, the intricacies of Athenian Old Comedy, and what is known about the lives and works of the earliest comedic poets, who set the stage for Aristophanes, whose eleven surviving works effectively define the genre today, which include The AcharniansThe KnightsThe CloudsThe WaspsPeaceThe BirdsLysistrataThe Women at the ThesmophoriaThe FrogsThe Assembly Women, and Wealth

Text/Aristophanes' Lysistrata
Text/Aristophanes' The Women at the Thesmophoria
Text/Aristophanes' The Frogs
Text/Aristophanes' The Assembly Women
Text/Aristophanes' Wealth

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Photo/Bust of Aristophanes


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