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    DescriptionThe comic playwright Menander was one of the most popular writers throughout antiquity. This book reconstructs his life and the legacy of his work until the end of antiquity employing a broad range of sources such as portraits, illustrations of his plays, papyri preserving their texts and inscriptions recording their public performances. These are placed within the context of the three social and cultural institutions which appropriated his comedy, thereby ensuring its survival: public theatres, dinner parties and schools. Dr Nervegna carefully reconstructs how each context approached Menander's drama and how it contributed to its popularity over the centuries. The resultant, highly illustrated, book will be essential for all scholars and students not just of Menander's comedy but, more broadly, of the history and iconography of the ancient theatre, ancient social history and reception studies.


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    Title
    Menander in Antiquity
    Subtitle
    The Contexts of Reception
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sebastiana Nervegna
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 334
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 860 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107004221
    ISBN 10: 1107004225
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: AN, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 882/.01, 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 882.01
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: PA4247 .N47 2013
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, ATD, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    40 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Sebastiana Nervegna is an Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Her work on the history and iconography of Greek theatre has appeared in journals, major collections of essays, companions and encyclopaedias. She is currently working on a monograph on the reception of classical tragedy in the Hellenistic period.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Canonizing Menander in Athens, Alexandria and Rome; 2. Menander in public theatres; 3. Menander at dinner parties; 4. Menander in schools; Conclusion: Menander, survival and loss.