Aristophanes lived c. 446 BC - 386 BC. He is known as "The Father of Comedy", with 11 of his 40 plays surviving today. His plays provided a satirical and accurate commentary on Ancient Athens, which was in the midst of the Peloponnesian War.
His best known surviving plays include The Archarnians (425 BC), The Knights (424 BC), The Clouds (423 BC), The Wasps (422 BC), Peace (421 BC), The Birds (414 BC), Lysistrata (411 BC), and The Frogs (405 BC).
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