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Aristophanes

[ar-uh-stof-uh-neez] /ˌær əˈstɒf əˌniz/
noun
1.
448?–385? b.c, Athenian comic dramatist.
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[uh-ris-tuh-fan-ik] /əˌrɪs təˈfæn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Aristophanes

/ˌærɪˈstɒfəˌniːz/
noun
1.
?448–?380 bc, Greek comic dramatist, who satirized leading contemporary figures such as Socrates and Euripides. Eleven of his plays are extant, including The Clouds, The Frogs, The Birds, and Lysistrata
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Aristophanes [(ar-i-stof-uh-neez)]

An ancient Greek dramatist, the author of such comedies as The Clouds and Lysistrata.

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