The Wasps (Ancient Grek Greek: Σφῆκες) is a play by Aristophanes which won second prize at the Lenaea festival in Athens in 422 BC. It satirises the Athenian jury system and the influence of orators, such as Aristophanes' frequent target Cleon, over ordinary citizens.
Free online texts
Gutenberg: The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2 - The Wasps - The Birds - The Frogs - The Thesmophoriazusae - The Ecclesiazusae -- Plutus. English translation, multiple formats.
Internet Archive: Aristophanes I - Acharnians, Knights, Clouds, Wasps. Greek text and English translation. Public domain Loeb edition, multiple formats.
Internet Classics Archive: The Wasps. HTML and TXT formats.
Loebulus: Aristophanes I: Acharnians. Knights. Clouds. Wasps. PDF of public domain Loeb edition.
Poetry in Translation: Wasps, translated by George Theodoridis. Multiple formats.
University of Adelaide: The Wasps. English translation, HTML format.