Frogs was staged at the Lenaea festival in 405 B.C. and won first prize. It is a "philological comedy", as its central theme revolves around the oeuvre of Aeschylus and Euripides. As usual, there are political implications too… Frogs seems to be Aristophanes' way of settling the score with Euripides, who advocated genuine social and political reform as the only cure for the ills of Athens. Aristophanes, however, felt that the city could only regain its former glory by looking back to the grand theocratic era of Aeschylus, the earliest of the three great tragic poets, who set such high store by morals and duty...
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