playwright who wrote comedies. He wrote 40 plays, of which
11 survive. Among his famous plays are Clouds and
Frogs. His plays were satires, which poked fun at
government officials or other important people. His play
Clouds was such a satire on Socrates that people
actually believed that the things the Socrates said in the
play were true. Aristophanes won several First Prizes at the
City Dionysia, the annual drama Festival in Athens.
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