Visual Timeline: Greek Comedy

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460 BCE - 380 BCE: Life of Greek comic poet Aristophanes.
 
426 BCE: Cheimazomenae by Cratinus is first performed.
 
425 BCE: Archarnians by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
425 BCE: Numeniae by Eupolis is first performed.
 
424 BCE: The Knights by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
424 BCE: Satyrs by Cratinus is first performed.
 
423 BCE: The Clouds by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
423 BCE: Pytine by Cratinus is first performed.
 
422 BCE: The Wasps by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
421 BCE: Peace by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
421 BCE: Maricas by Eupolis is first performed.
 
421 BCE: Flatterers by Eupolis is first performed.
 
420 BCE: Autolycus by Eupolis is first performed.
 
414 BCE: The Birds by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
411 BCE: Lysistrata by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
411 BCE: Thesmophoriazusae by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
405 BCE: The Frogs by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
392 BCE: Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
388 BCE: Plutus by Aristophanes is first performed.
 
368 BCE - 263 BCE: Life of Greek comic poet Philemon.
 
342 BCE - 291 BCE: Life of Greek comic poet Menander.
 
316 BCE: Dyskolos by Menander is first performed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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