Theophrastus: Characters

Theophrastus: Characters

by Theophrastus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521839807

ISBN-13: 9780521839808

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work which had a profound influence on European literature. The translation is designed to be readable and reveals the nuances of the…  See more details below

Overview

Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century BC. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work which had a profound influence on European literature. The translation is designed to be readable and reveals the nuances of the original Greek--through a comprehensive commentary that clarifies the often enigmatic references within the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839808
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #43
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: 1. Theophrastus and his times; 2. The nature and purpose of the Characters; 3. Date; 4. Transmission; 5. Some texts and commentaries; Text and translation; Commentary; Abbreviations and bibliography; Indexes.

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