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|←Author Index: Me||Menander
(c. 342 BCE – c. 291 BCE)
|Greek author page.Greek dramatist and the best-known representative of Athenian New Comedy; author of more than a hundred comedies. His works were lost in the Middle Ages and are known today in highly fragmentary form, much of which was discovered in the 20th century. Only one play, Dyskolos, has survived almost entirely. See original Greek texts on the|
- Aspis ("The Shield"; about half)
- Dyskolos ("The Grouch" or "Old Cantankerous"; the best preserved play)
- Epitrepontes ("Men at Arbitration"; most)
- Perikeiromene ("Girl who has her hair cropped"; about half)
- Samia ("Girl from Samos"; four out of five sections)
- Sikyonioi or Sikyonios ("Sicyonian(s)"; about half)
Works about Menander
- "Menander", Chapter II. in Plautus and Terence by William Lucas Collins, 1873.
- The Vocabulary of Menander by Donald Blythe Durham, 1913.
- “Menander of Athens”, by Philip Smith in Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1870.