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The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy and the founding father of European comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays, of which only one complete play and substantial fragments of others survive. Until the twentieth century he was known to us only by short quotations in ancient authors. Since 1907 papyri found in the sand of Egypt have brought to light more and more fragments and in 1958 the papyrus text of a complete play was published, The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos). His romantic comedies deal with the lives of ordinary Athenian families. This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text by using surviving words in the damaged papyri.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN:
9780199540730
Author:
Menander
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Balme, Maurice
Introduction by:
Brown, Peter
Introduction:
Brown, Peter
Author:
Brown, Peter
Author:
Balme, Maurice
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in 0.563 lb

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