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    Menander: v. 2 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Menander, Volume editor W. Geoffrey Arnott, Translated by W.G. Arnott

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    DescriptionNew finds, many of them in Egypt at Oxyrhynchus, have expanded the extant work of Menander since Allinson's one-volume Loeb edition was published in 1921. This Loeb Menander is three times the size of the Allinson volume. W.G. Arnott brings us all of the work of the Hellenistic comic playwright that is now available. A Greek text based on careful study of the discovered papyri faces a translation that fits today's tastes, with full explanatory notes. One volume of Arnott's edition of Menander is already available. This second volume contains the surviving portions of ten plays. Among these are the fragments of "Misoumenos" ("The Man She Hated"), which sympathetically presents the flawed relationship of a soldier and a captive girl; and the surviving half of "Perikeiromene" ("The Girl with Her Hair Cut Short"), a comedy of mistaken identity and lovers' quarrel. Influential in antiquity - his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Platus and Terence - Menander's comic art can be fully known again. It is a comedy that focuses on the hazards of love and trials of famiy life - as is typical of New Comedy, a style of which Menander is a leading writer.


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    Title
    Menander: v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Menander, Volume editor W. Geoffrey Arnott, Translated by W.G. Arnott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 121 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 324 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674995062
    ISBN 10: 0674995066
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15770
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 882/.01, 882.01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA4246.E4
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23304020
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC classification: PA4246 .E4 1979
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    15 February 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    An excellent guide to Menander...Arnott has given us fine texts, clear translations, brief and useful introductions, and the help that is needed to make sense [of the] fragments.--David Konstan "Scholia Reviews "