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Author Sommerstein, Alan H

Title Menander in Contexts
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (303 pages)
Series Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies
Routledge monographs in classical studies.
Contents Cover; Original Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Preface; Introduction; PART I Context: Society (Gender, Slavery, War); 1 Money and Love in Menandrian Comedy; 2 Menander and the Pallake; 3 Reconsidering Rape in Menander's Comedy and Athenian Life: Modern Comparative Evidence; 4 Relationships among Slaves in Menander; 5 Military Culture and Menander; PART II Context: Dramatic Tradition; 6 Staging and Constructing the Divine in Menander; 7 The Unity of Time in Menander; 8 Aspects of Recognition in Perikeiromene and Other Plays; 9 Failing Communication in Menander and Others
PART III Context: Philosophy and Medical Thought10 Menander and the Peripatos: New Insights into an Old Question; 11 Menander, Aristotle, Chance and Accidental Ignorance; 12 Melancholic Lovers in Menander; PART IV Context: Posterity; 13 On the Reception of Menander in the Imperial Period; 14 'Not even Menander would use this word!': Perceptions of Menander's Language in Greek Lexicography; 15 An Ideal Reception: Oscar Wilde, Menander's Comedy and the Context of Victorian Classical Studies; 16 Menander's Epitrepontes in Modern Greek Theatre: The Poetics of Its Reception and Performance
Summary The comedies of the Athenian dramatist Menander (c. 342-291 BC) and his contemporaries were the ultimate source of a Western tradition of light drama that has continued to the present day. Yet for over a millennium, Menander's own plays were thought to have been completely lost. Thanks to a long and continuing series of papyrus discoveries, Menander has now been able to take his place among the major surviving ancient Greek dramatists alongside Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. In this book, sixteen contributors examine and explore the Menander we know today in
Bibliography ReferencesContributors; General Index; Index of passages
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Subject Menander, of Athens -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Menander, of Athens fast
Subject DRAMA -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781135014643