385 - 450
Greek comedian, famous for his savage parodies and chaotic comedies.
Aristophanes' eleven surviving plays tell a story of the political and social scene of the late 5th century Athens. Arostophanes' satires of statesmen, democracy and even the gods show both his ruthless choice of comedy material and also the grievances and concerns of the people of his time.
Aristophanes is particularly well known for his parody of fellow playwrights Europides and Aeschylus, and for the chaotic worlds he manages to create in comedies such as Lysistrata .