The Plays and Fragments

The Plays and Fragments

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.

Author: Menander,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199540730

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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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. This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text by using surviving words in the damaged papyri.
Categories: Drama

Plays and Fragments

Plays and Fragments

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 ...

Author: Menander

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141913476

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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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.
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The Plays and Fragments

The Plays and Fragments

The Priestess ( Hiereia ) Quoted by Justinus , de monarchia 5 ( 210 = K - A 188 ) A papyrus fragment ( Oxy . 1235 ) gives a summary of the plots of Menander's plays , including this one . The papyrus is mutilated , the plot complex .

Author: Menander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192638007

Category: Drama

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Menander was the founding father of European comedy. From Ralph Roister Doister to What the Butler Saw, from Henry Fielding to P. G. Wodehouse, the stock motifs and characters can be traced back to him. The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays but 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, many substantial, 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, and they are the direct ancestors not only of Roman comedy but also of English comedy from the Renaissance to the present day. This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text with supplements based on the dramatic situation and surviving words in the damaged papyri. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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A Companion to Hellenistic Literature

A Companion to Hellenistic Literature

About half of the comic fragments used in school are found in texts from the Hellenistic period; the other half, ... at a higher level of education (Cribiore 2001a: 138), and so entire plays of Menander may very well have been studied.

Author: James J. Clauss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118782903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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Offering unparalleled scope, A Companion to Hellenistic Literature in 30 newly commissioned essays explores the social and intellectual contexts of literature production in the Hellenistic period, and examines the relationship between Hellenistic and earlier literature. Provides a wide ranging critical examination of Hellenistic literature, including the works of well-respected poets alongside lesser-known historical, philosophical, and scientific prose of the period Explores how the indigenous literatures of Hellenized lands influenced Greek literature and how Greek literature influenced Jewish, Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Roman literary works
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reproducing Athens

Reproducing Athens

Menander's Comedy, Democratic Culture, and the Hellenistic City Susan Lape. although we cannot evaluate the role of marriage and gender ... Although Menander's extant plays and fragments do not represent New Comedy in its entirety, ...

Author: Susan Lape

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400825912

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Reproducing Athens examines the role of romantic comedy, particularly the plays of Menander, in defending democratic culture and transnational polis culture against various threats during the initial and most fraught period of the Hellenistic Era. Menander's romantic comedies--which focus on ordinary citizens who marry for love--are most often thought of as entertainments devoid of political content. Against the view, Susan Lape argues that Menander's comedies are explicitly political. His nationalistic comedies regularly conclude by performing the laws of democratic citizen marriage, thereby promising the generation of new citizens. His transnational comedies, on the other hand, defend polis life against the impinging Hellenistic kingdoms, either by transforming their representatives into proper citizen-husbands or by rendering them ridiculous, romantic losers who pose no real threat to citizen or city. In elaborating the political work of romantic comedy, this book also demonstrates the importance of gender, kinship, and sexuality to the making of democratic civic ideology. Paradoxically, by championing democratic culture against various Hellenistic outsiders, comedy often resists the internal status and gender boundaries on which democratic culture was based. Comedy's ability to reproduce democratic culture in scandalous fashion exposes the logic of civic inclusion produced by the contradictions in Athens's desperately politicized gender system. Combining careful textual analysis with an understanding of the context in which Menander wrote, Reproducing Athens profoundly changes the way we read his plays and deepens our understanding of Athenian democratic culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Plays and Fragments

The Plays and Fragments

This new verse translation, which includes explanatory notes and a full introduction, follows the text of Menander closely but attempts to fill some of the gaps using surviving words in damaged papyri so the reader has, as far as possible, ...

Author: Menander (of Athens.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198152705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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In ancient times Menander (341-290 BC) was the most admired and the most quoted of the writers of Attic New Comedy. He wrote over a hundred plays but until this century 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, many substantial, of his plays and in 1958 the papyrus text of a whole play was published, The Bad-tempered Man. His plays are romantic comedies, dealing with the life ofordinary Athenian families, the direct ancestors not only of Roman comedy but also of English comedy from Sheridan to Ayckbourn. This new verse translation with explanatory notes and introduction follows the text of Menander closely but attempts to fill some of the gaps by supplements based on the dramatic situation and surviving words in the damaged papyri, so that the reader has, as far as possible, a consecutive text.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Characters

The Characters

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ISBN: OCLC:222443394

Category: Greek drama

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Categories: Greek drama

Studies in Later Greek Comedy

Studies in Later Greek Comedy

MENANDREIA I Studies in Menander I confined myself to plays and fragments , which could either be attributed to Menander with certainty or had been very generally accepted as Menander . This chapter has two objects : first to add new ...

Author: Thomas Bertram Lonsdale Webster

Publisher: Manchester University Press

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The Illustrated Afterlife of Terence s Comedies 800 1200

The Illustrated Afterlife of Terence   s Comedies  800   1200

For a translation of the fragment of Methe, see Menander, The Plays and Fragments, trans. ... On the discovery of Menander mosaics at Antioch-on-the-Orontes, see Kathryn Gutzwiller and Ömer Çelik, “New Menander Mosaics from Antioch,” ...

Author: Beatrice Radden Keefe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004463325

Category: History

Page: 284

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This is a book about Roman comedy, ancient theatre imagery, and seven medieval illustrated manuscripts of Terence’s six Latin comedies. These manuscript illustrations, made between 800 and 1200, enabled their medieval readers to view these comedies as “mirrors of life”.
Categories: History

Culture In Pieces

Culture In Pieces

BIBLIOGRAPHY Arnott, W. G. 1968, 'Some Textual Reassessments in the Teubner Menander', CQ2 18, 224–40. ... Dramatische Wäldchen: Festschrift für Eckard Lefèvre zum 65. ... Balme, M. 2001, Menander: The Plays and Fragments (Oxford).

Author: P. J. Parsons

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199292011

Category: History

Page: 342

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This volume of essays is chiefly concerned with the problems of interpretation raised by fragmentary evidence, especially by the partial or imperfect survival of texts from the classical world. The essays consider a variety of problems, addressing questions of literary history, source-criticism, editorial method, and scholarly technique.
Categories: History