Aristophanic
adjective see Aristophanes

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  • Aristophanic — Ar is*to*phan ic, a. Of or pertaining to Aristophanes, the Athenian comic poet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aristophanic — ar·is·to·phan·ic …   English syllables

  • aristophanic — I. |arə̇stə|fanik, |aˌris adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Late Latin Aristophanicus, from Aristophanes (Greek Aristophanēs) died ab 380 B.C. Athenian comic dramatist + Latin icus ic : of, relating to, or characteristic of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aristophanes — Aristophanic /euh ris teuh fan ik/, adj. /ar euh stof euh neez /, n. 448? 385? B.C., Athenian comic dramatist. * * * born с 450 died с 388 BC Greek playwright. An Athenian, he began his career as a comic dramatist in 427. He wrote approximately… …   Universalium

  • comedy — comedial /keuh mee dee euhl/, adj. /kom i dee/, n., pl. comedies. 1. a play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance,… …   Universalium

  • The Clouds — This article is about the play by Aristophanes. For other uses, see Cloud (disambiguation). The Clouds Strepsiades, his son and Socrates (from a 16th Century engraving). The Dramatis Personae in ancient comedy depends on interpretation of textual …   Wikipedia

  • The Birds (play) — The Birds Rider and birds Laconian calyx ca. 540 B.C. The Dramatis Personae in ancient comedy depends on interpretation of textual evidence.[1] This list is developed from D.Barrett s translation.[2 …   Wikipedia

  • The Acharnians — The tipsy god: sculpture by Michelangelo. The Dramatis Personae in ancient comedy depends on interpretation of textual evidence.[1] This list is based on Alan Sommerstein s translation.[2] …   Wikipedia

  • Aristophanes — biographical name circa 450 circa 388 B.C. Athenian dramatist • Aristophanic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Средняя аттическая комедия —         древнегреческая комедия 4 в. до н. э. Характерная черта С. а. к. изображение повседневной жизни и бытовых типов (повара, торговцы рыбой, параситы прихлебатели и т.д.). Другой существенный признак С. а. к. пародия на миф либо на его… …   Большая советская энциклопедия

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