Volume III, Samia. Sikyonioi. Synaristosai. Phasma. Unidentified Fragments. (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

Volume III, Samia. Sikyonioi. Synaristosai. Phasma. Unidentified Fragments. (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

by Menander, Of Athens Menander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674995848

ISBN-13: 9780674995840

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Harvard University Press

This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new edition of the leading writer of New Comedy. W. G. Arnott, an internationally recognized Menander expert, provides a Greek text based on careful study of recently discovered papyri, a facing translation that is lucid and fits today's tastes, and full explanatory notes.

So influential in antiquity--his

Overview

This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new edition of the leading writer of New Comedy. W. G. Arnott, an internationally recognized Menander expert, provides a Greek text based on careful study of recently discovered papyri, a facing translation that is lucid and fits today's tastes, and full explanatory notes.

So influential in antiquity--his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Plautus and Terence--Menander's comic art can now be fully known and enjoyed. It is a comedy that focuses on the hazards of love and trials of family life. This volume begins with Samia (The Woman from Samos), which has come down to us nearly complete. Here too are the very substantial extant portions of Sikyonioi (The Sicyonians) and Phasma (The Apparition) as well as Synaristosai (Women Lunching Together), on which Plautus's Cistellaria (The Casket Comedy) was based. The volume also includes a selection of papyrus fragments attributed to Menander.

Arnott's edition of the great Hellenistic playwright has been garnering wide praise for making these fragmentary texts more accessible to readers, elucidating their dramatic movement. In the words of David Konstan (writing in Scholia Reviews): "An excellent guide to Menander...Arnott has given us fine texts, clear translations, brief and useful introductions."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674995840
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #460
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
4.55(w) x 6.69(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Supplementary Bibliography

Samia (The Woman from Samos)

Sikyonioi (The Sicyonians)

Synaristosai (Women Lunching Together)

Phasma (The Apparition)

Unidentified and Excluded Papyri

Fabula Incerta 1

Fabula Incerta 2

Fabula Incerta 3

Fabula Incerta 4

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Fabula Incerta 9

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Plot Summaries

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