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The Plays and Fragments : World's Classics - Menander .

The Plays and Fragments

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 8th May 2008
ISBN: 9780199540730
Number Of Pages: 352

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The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy and the founding father of European comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays, of which only one complete play and substantial fragments of others survive. Until the twentieth century he was known to us only by short quotations in ancient authors. Since 1907 papyri found in the sand of Egypt have brought to light more and more fragments and in 1958 the papyrus text of a complete play was published, The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos). His romantic comedies deal with the lives of ordinary Athenian families. This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text by using surviving words in the damaged papyri.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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"Peter Brown provides a sharp and wide-ranging, yet coherent introduction ... Balme's translation is the most meticulous yet to appear in English." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos) The Girl from Samos (Samia) The Arbitration (Epitrepontes) The Shield (Aspis) The Girl with the Shaven Head (Perikeiromene) The Man she Hated (Misoumenos) The Man from Sikyon (Sikyonios) Twice a Swindler (Dis Exapaton) The Hero (Heros) The Lyre-Player (Kitharistes) The Farmer (Georgos) The Apparition (Phasma) The Flatterer (Kolax) The Girl Possessed (Theophoroumene) The Girl from Leukas (Leukadia) The Girl from Perinthos (Perinthia) The Man from Carthage (Karchedonios) The Women drinking Hemlock (Koneiazomenai) Title Unknown A Selection of Fragments Quoted by Other Authors Fragments of Doubtful Authorship

ISBN: 9780199540730
ISBN-10: 019954073X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 8th May 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.26

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