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Illustration frae a bust foond near Tusculum†.
Bornc. 446 BC
Dee'dc. 386 BC
ThriftPlaywricht (comedy)
Years active427 BC – 386 BC
Kent forPlaywricht an director o Auld Comedy
Notable wirk(s)
Althou mony airtists' renderins o Aristophanes portray him wi flowin curly hair, several jests in his plays indicate that he mey hae been prematurely bald.[1]

Aristophanes (/ˌærˈstɒfənz/ or /ˌɛrˈstɒfənz/;[2] Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης, pronounced [aristopʰánɛːs]; c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son o Philippus, o the deme Cydathenaeum,[3] wis a comic playwricht o auncient Athens.


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  1. Barrett (1964) p.9
  2. Jones, Daniel; Roach, Peter, James Hartman and Jane Setter, eds. Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary. 17th edition. Cambridge UP, 2006.
  3. Alan Sommerstein, Aristophanes: Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The Clouds, Penguin Books, 1973, page 9