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Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of Old Cantankerous (Dyskolos), the only surviving complete example of New Comedy, as well as fragments from works including The Girl from Samos and The Rape of the Locks, all of which are concerned with domestic catastrophes, the hazards of love and the trials of family life. Written in a poetic style regarded by the ancients as second only to Homer, these polished works—profoundly influential upon both Roman playwrights such as Plautus and Terence, and the wider Western tradition—may be regarded as the first true comedies of manners.

Synopsis:

Describes the background of Menander's plays, and provides notes along with new translations of more than fifteen of his plays.

Table of Contents

Plays and Fragments Preface

Introduction

Further Reading

Old Cantankerous

The Girl from Samos

The Arbitration

The Rape of the Locks

The Shield

The Sikyonian

The Man She Hated

The Double Deceiver and The Two Bacchises by Plautus

The Farmer

The Toady

The Harpist

The Hero

The Phantom

The Girl Possessed

The Girl from Perinthos

Title Unknown

Some Longer Fragments

Some Fragments Doubtfully Attributed to Menander

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445015
Designed:
Miller, Norma
Designed:
Miller, Norma
Translator:
Miller, Norma
Designed by:
Miller, Norma
Designed:
Miller, Norma
Author:
Menander
Author:
A
Author:
Miller, Norm
Author:
Miller, Norma
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Menander
Subject:
Greek drama (Comedy)
Subject:
Greek drama (Comedy) -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19880231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.73x5.04x.62 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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