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  • Homo Aristophaneus

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Latin: homō (human being”, “person”, “man) + Aristophanēus (of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Aristophanes or his works) = “Aristophanean man”. Compare the earlier French homo aristophaneus (1951) and German homo aristophaneus (1959). This term is not attested in a Latin context.

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homo Aristophaneus

  1. (philology, rare) The literary figure of man possessed of the human nature depicted by the characterisations in the comedies of the ancient Athenian playwright Aristophanes.

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