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Loeb Classical Library #225: Theophrastus, Characters. Herodas, Mimes. Sophron and Other Mime Fragments

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This volume collects important examples of Greek literary portraiture. The Characters of Theophrastus consists of thirty fictional sketches of men who are each dominated by a single fault, such as arrogance, boorishness, or superstition. The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote mimes, a popular entertainment in which one actor or a small group portrayed a situation from everyday life, concentrating on depiction of character rather than on plot. The volume also includes a new translation and text of extant portions of the mimes of Sophron, a Syracusan of the fifth century BCE Here too is a selection of anonymous mime fragments.

The work of Sophron and the anonymous mime fragments are newly added to the Loeb Classical Library in this second edition of a volume published in 1993. Jeffrey Rusten and Ian Cunningham have also updated their editions of Theophrastus and Herodas.

Synopsis:

Fictionalized faults are the focus of Characters by Theophrastus (c. 370-c. 285 BCE). The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote Mimes, in which everyday life is portrayed and character as opposed to plot depicted. Mimes by Sophron (fifth century BCE) and anonymous mime fragments also represent that genre.

About the Author

Jeffrey Rustenis Professor of Classics, <>Cornell University.I. C. Cunninghamwas formerly Keeper of Manuscripts, <>National Library of Scotland.

Table of Contents

Theophrastus

Introduction

Bibliography

< Characters

Additional Notes

Appendix: Ariston of Keos

Herodas

Introduction

Mimes

Sophron

Introduction

Mimes

Popular Mime

Introduction

Mimes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674996038
Editor:
Cunningham, I. C.
Translator:
Cunningham, I. C.
Translator:
Cunningham, I. C.
Editor:
Cunningham, I. C.
Author:
Cunningham, I. C.
Author:
Theophrastus
Author:
Sophron
Author:
Herodas
Author:
Rusten, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Greek literature
Subject:
Character sketches.
Subject:
Cynics (Greek philosophy)
Subject:
Pantomimes.
Subject:
Cynics
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
VI
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Fictionalized faults are the focus of Characters by Theophrastus (c. 370-c. 285 BCE). The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote Mimes, in which everyday life is portrayed and character as opposed to plot depicted. Mimes by Sophron (fifth century BCE) and anonymous mime fragments also represent that genre.
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