Volume II, Heros. Theophoroumene. Karchedonios. Kitharistes. Kolax. Koneiazomenai. Leukadia. Misoumenos. Perikeiromene. Perinthia. (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume II, Heros. Theophoroumene. Karchedonios. Kitharistes. Kolax. Koneiazomenai. Leukadia. Misoumenos. Perikeiromene. Perinthia. (Loeb Classical Library)

by Menander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674995066

ISBN-13: 9780674995062

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674995062
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #459
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface


Supplementary 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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