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Aristophanes

The Greek comedy poet Aristophanes (450-380 BC) is considered the most important representative of Greek theatre. Some of his comedies are still performed today, his probably most famous work is Lysistrata (lysis "dissolution" and stratós "army"). The term "aristophanic" is used to describe an expression as witty, witty or bitingly mocking. From the comedy "The Birds" come the phrases "Cloud Cuckoo's Home" and "Owls to Athens". His work "The Peace" was awarded second prize in 421 BC at the Dionysia festival held in honour of the god of wine. The main character is the winegrower Trygaios from Attica, who flies to Olympus on a dung beetle to visit Zeus and asks him why there was war among the Greeks and what Zeus wanted to do with it. Polemos, the god of war, has banished the goddess of peace Eirene, a daughter of Zeus, into a deep hole and is freed by Trygaios, as are Opora, the goddess of harvest, and Theoria, the goddess of festivities. With the three goddesses Trygaios flies home. The play ends with the wedding celebration of Trygaios and Opora. Eirene appreciates the wine of Trygaios and gives him grapes.

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