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Definition: Greek form of play that was basically either farce (physical humor like people falling down) or satire (poking fun at important people). The most famous early comedy writer was Aristophanes.

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Ancient Greece
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Greek Drama and Culture
Well-rounded view of tragedy, comedy, and their place in Greek life.

Greek Comedy Old and New
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