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Playwright (c. 450 BC — c. 388 BC)


A. M. Bowie. Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 348pp.

Victor Ehrenberg. The People of Aristophanes: A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell. 1943. 320pp. Also a revised edition, 1951.

Gilbert Murray. Aristophanes: A Study. Oxford University Press. 1933. 268pp.

Kenneth J. Reckford. Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy: Six Essays in Perspective. UNC Press. 1987. 581pp.

Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr.. Politics and Persuasion in Aristophanes' Ecclesiazusae. E. J. Brill. 1990. 118pp.

M. S. Silk. Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy. Oxford University Press. 2000. 456pp.

Niall W. Slater. Spectator Politics: Metatheatre and Performance in Aristophanes. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2002. 363pp.

Cedric H. Whitman. Aristophanes and the Comic Hero. Harvard University Press. 1964. 333pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.20)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.61)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.12)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.22)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.49)

  11. Greek and Latin Authors 800BC-1000AD (pp.40-44)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.24)

  13. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.15-17)

  14. Who's Who in the Greek World (p.35)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.28-29)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.10)

  17. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.12)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.33)

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