Araros (Greek: Ἀραρὼς) , son of Aristophanes, was an Athenian comic poet of the middle comedy. His brothers Philippus, and Nicostratus were also comic poets. Aristophanes first introduced him to public notice as the principal actor (hypocrites) in his play Plutus (388 BC), the last comedy which he exhibited in his own name : he wrote two more comedies, the Cocalus and the Aeolosikon which were brought out in the name of Araros, probably very soon after the above date. Araros first exhibited in his own name in 375 BC. Suidas mentions the following as his comedies :
* Kaineus after mythic transgender Caeneus (erotic subject)
* Kampylion, a name of a fragmentary comedy by Eubulus, as well.
* Panos gonai, birth of Pan
* Hymenaios a description of wedding
* Adonis (erotic subject)
* Parthenidion 'small girl' (possible erotic subject, as well)
All that we know of his dramatic character is contained in the following passage of Alexis , who, however, was his rival: ' I want you to taste some water : I have a big water well inside more frigid than Araros '