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Aeschylus t’s a poet’s task / … we’ve got / a solemn dutyto say useful things. Sources: Ancient History Encyclopedia, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Penguin Random House Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Parados Introduces the chorus—which are singing frogs Agon Debate that moves the themes or message of the play forward Parabasis Chorus that speaks to the audience about the point of the play Key Ruler of Hades; enlists Dionysus to be judge of the contest for best poet Pluto Greek god famous for his strength; knows the way to the Underworld Hercules Clever and witty slave to Dionysus; outsmarts his master many times Xanthias Greek god of wine and fertility; travels to Hades; changes places with his slave Dionysus Main Characters Aristophanes is the best-remembered of the Old Comedy playwrights of ancient Greece. Most of his work was satirical and had political themes. His characters included gods, demigods, contemporary and recently deceased politicians, and playwrights. He used birds, clouds, and frogs for his imaginative choruses. ARISTOPHANESc. 450–c. 388 BCE Author Aeschylus is named the greatest poet because of his adherence to older values. Return to the Old Ways Dionysus dresses up as the mighty Hercules, as a slave, and finally as himself. Identity Dionysus and Xanthias journey to Hades to fetch an important tragic playwright. Importance ofPoetry & Drama Greek god Dionysus and his clever slave, Xanthias, undertake a journey to Hades to bring back the great tragic playwright Euripides. The two have comic and serious adventures before reaching Pluto’s court. There, Dionysus judges a contest between Euripides and his rival, Aeschylus. A Comedic Journey to theUnderworld OVERVIEW Ancient Greek Original Language 405 BCE First Performed Aristophanes Author The Frogs Comedy Play

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