Aristophanes (d. 384 B.C.)

Aristophanes, the great comic dramatist of Athens, lived in the 5th century B.C.; directed the shafts of his wit, which were very keen, against all of whatever rank who sought in any way to alter, and, as it was presumed, amend, the religious, philosophical, social, political, or literary creed and practice of the country, and held up to ridicule such men as Socrates and Euripides, as well as Cleon the tanner; wrote 54 plays, of which 11 have come down to us; of these the “Clouds” aim at Socrates, the “Acharnians” and the “Frogs” at Euripides, and the “Knights” at Cleon; (d. 384 B.C.)

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Aristom`enes * Ar`istotle
Aristæ`us
Aristar`chus of Samos
Aristarchus of Samothrace
Ariste`as
Aristi`des
Aristion
Aristip`pus of Cyrene
Aristobu`lus I.
Aristode`mus
Aristom`enes
Aristophanes
Ar`istotle
Aristox`enus of Tarentum
A`rius
Arizo`na
Ark of the Covenant
Arkans`as
Arkwright, Sir Richard
Arlberg
Arles
Ar`lincourt, Viscount d'

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