Aristophanes (c.446 BC - c.386 BC) was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his approximately forty plays survive, providing modern understanding of the Old Comedy genre. Little is known of his personal life.
The Knights by Aristophanesby Aristophanes
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THE KNIGHTS, dating to about 424 BC, is the fourth play written by Aristophanes. A masterful Old Comedy satire, the play examines the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC).
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