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  • c. 460 BCE - c. 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.
  • c. 392 BCE
    Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes is first performed.
  • 388 BCE
    Plutus by Aristophanes is first performed.
  • c. 368 BCE - 263 BCE
    Life of Greek comic poet Philemon.
  • c. 342 BCE - c. 291 BCE
    Life of Greek comic poet Menander.
  • 316 BCE
    Dyskolos by Menander is first performed.