c.446 - c.386 BC
Aristophanes was the principal practitioner of the Athenian 'Old Comedy'.
Aristophanes began to produce comedies
before he was 20.
His most popular plays are 'Frogs' which
criticized Euripides; 'Clouds' making fun of Socrates; and
'Lysistrata' a farcial plea for peace involving a sexual strike
of women to force peace among warring men.