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Menander : v. 2 - Menander


v. 2

By: Menander, W. Geoffrey Arnott (Editor), W.G. Arnott (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1996
ISBN: 9780674995062
Number Of Pages: 528

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Spectacular new finds, many of them in Egypt at Oxyrhynchus, have dramatically expanded the extant work of Menander since Allinson's one volume Loeb edition was published in 1921. This new Loeb Menander is three times the size of the Allinson volume. W. G. Arnott, internationally recognized Menander expert, brings us all of the work of the great Hellenistic comic playwright that is now available. A Greek text based on careful study of the discovered papyri faces a skillful translation that fits today's tastes, with full explanatory notes.

Volume II contains the surviving portions of ten Menander plays. Among these are the recently published fragments of "Misoumenos" ("The Man She Hated"), which sympathetically presents the flawed relationship of a soldier and a captive girl; and the surviving half of "Perikeiromene" ("The Girl with Her Hair Cut Short"), a comedy of mistaken identity and lovers' quarrel.

So influential in antiquity--his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Plautus and Terence--Menander's comic art can at last be fully known and enjoyed again. It is a comedy that focuses on the hazards of love and trials of family life--as is typical of New Comedy, a style of which Menander is the leading writer.

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An excellent guide to Menander...Arnott has given us fine texts, clear translations, brief and useful introductions, and the help that is needed to make sense [of the] fragments.--David Konstan "Scholia Reviews "

Bibliography Heros (The Guardian Spirit)
Theophoroumene (The Demoniac Girl)
Karchedonios (The Man from Carthage)
Kitharistes (The Lyre Player)
Kolax (The Fawner)
Koneiazomenai (Women Drinking Hemlock)
Leukadia (The Girl from Leucas)
Misoumenos (The Hated Man)
Perikeiromene (The Girl with Her Hair Cut Short)
Perinthia (The Girl from Perinthus)
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ISBN: 9780674995062
ISBN-10: 0674995066
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 31st December 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32

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