Menander, The Plays and Fragments

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This new verse translation of the plays and fragments of Menander (341-290 BC), with explanatory notes and introduction, follows the text of Menander closely but attempts to fill some of the gaps by supplements based on the dramatic situation and surviving words in the damaged papyri, so that the reader has, as far as possible, a consecutive text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198152705
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2001
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

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Translator's Note
The Plays and Fragments of Menander: (these are arranged in an order which puts the more complete plays and fragments first)
The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos) 3
The Girl from Samos (Samia) 44
The Arbitration (Epitrepontes) 81
The Shield (Aspis) 116
The Girl with the Shaven Head (Perikeiromene) 140
The Man she Hated (Misoumenos) 163
The Man from Sikyon (Sikyonios) 181
Twice a Swindler (Dis Exapaton) 199
The Hero (Heros) 206
The Lyre-Player (Kitharistes) 213
The Farmer (Georgos) 219
The Apparition (Phasma) 226
The Flatterer (Kolax) 232
The Girl Possessed (Theophoroumene) 241
The Girl from Leukas (Leukadia) 246
The Girl from Perinthos (Perinthia) 249
The Man from Carthage (Karchedonios) 252
The Women drinking Hemlock (Koneiazomenai) 255
Title Unknown 257
A Selection of Fragments Quoted by Other Authors 263
Fragments of Doubtful Authorship 281
Explanatory Notes 294
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