The Frogs by Aristophanes was written and performed at the Lenea in 405 BC. The political situation in Athens at the time was fraught with danger and uncertainty. This was mostly due to their long battle with Sparta and her allied forces known as the Peloponnesian war. The Athenians were confined to their city as Spartan forces has permanently encamped at Decelia in the Attica(the area surrounding Athens). Their only hope at the time was to look up to the government for support and guidance. In the Parabasis of the Frogs, Aristophanes voices his personal concerns regarding the Athenian political system. As at the time it was run by Alcibiades, the nephew of Pericles, Aristophanes would have hoped the blood line of good political ethics would run through Alcibiades, and he would choose for Athens to fight to the bitter end. In saying this it also reflects his desire for the days when the Marathon men would return and run Athens and bring peace, rather than politicers like Cleon who encouraged war.
Aristophanes has written: 'Aristophanis Byzantii fragmenta'
Aristophanes didnt write comics.
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The Frogs! :P (^@^)~
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A famous play written by Aristophanes, a Greek comic.
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Lysistrata which means Army-disbander is a comic play by Aristophanes. It was first performed in 411 BC in the classical Athens.
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This was written by Aristophanes, in 224 B.C. There is also 'The Wasps Overture', written by the English composer Rafe Vaughan-Williams and inspired by Aristophanes's work.
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ancient is before written history--if it is written about, it is not ancient
In his comedy Assemblywomen (c. 392 BC) Aristophanes coined the 183-letter word λοπαδο­τεμαχο­σελαχο­γαλεο­κρανιο­λειψανο­δριμ­υπο­τριμματο­σιλφιο­καραβο­μελιτο­κατακεχυ­μενο­κιχλ­επι­κοσσυφο­φαττο­περιστερ­αλεκτρυον­οπτο­κεφαλλιο­κιγκλο­πελειο­λαγῳο­σιραιο­βαφη­τραγανο­πτερύγων. A fictional food dish consisting of a combination of fish, poultry and other meat, it is cited as the longest ancient Greek word ever written.