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  • adj. Aristophanean


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Aristophanes +‎ -ic


  • The tale of the vengeance of Balder is more clearly given by the Dane, and with a comic force that recalls the Aristophanic fun of Loka-senna.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • And in this way he made that sort of anapaest which is called the Aristophanic anapaest.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • As with all Aristophanic plays, 'Peace' involves much innuendo, scatology and obscenity, and indeed the play opens with two slaves onstage, working dung into 'cakes' in a mixing bowl.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Modern equivalents of such Aristophanic light-heartedness may be found in Verdi's Falstaff (1893) and in the unrivalled comic genius of Homer Simpson, both of which, of course, were unknown to Hegel.

    Hegel's Aesthetics

  • See Grote, “H. G.” viii. 457, on the “extremely Aristophanic” character of the


  • Nothing in Aristophanes is more truly Aristophanic than the description of the human monster whirling round on four arms and four legs, eight in all, with incredible rapidity.

    The Symposium

  • Faust, the would-be winner of Helen, is the spokesman of the heroic, but he plays a minor role in this Aristophanic comedy.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • These 'parabases,' so characteristic of the Aristophanic comedy, are conceived in the brightest and wittiest vein, and abound in topical allusions and personal hits that must have constituted them perhaps the most telling part of the whole performance.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1

  • As may be supposed, the appearance of Mnesilochus among the women dressed in women's clothes, the examination of his person to discover his true sex and his final detection, afford fine opportunities for a display of the broadest Aristophanic humour.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • Aristophanic style as a corrupter of morals, a contemptible casuist, and

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2


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