Menander


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 (mə-năn′dər) 342?-292? bc.
Greek dramatist whose romantic works were influential in the development of comedy.

Menander

(məˈnændə)
n
1. (Biography) ?160 bc–?120 bc, Greek king of the Punjab. A Buddhist convert, he reigned over much of NW India
2. (Biography) ?342–?292 bc, Greek comic dramatist. The Dyskolos is his only complete extant comedy but others survive in adaptations by Terence and Plautus

Me•nan•der

(məˈnæn dər)

n.
342?–291 B.C., Greek writer of comedies.
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The glosses listed at the end of Hymnus in Cynthiam follow the same pattern of the previous ones, and give as sources of poetic invention Homer, Hesiod and the Orphic hymns, as before, but also other Greek poets and scholars: Euripides, Menander, Nicander and Strabo; the Roman poet Catullus and also Cicero; and the Italian scholar Lilius Gyraldus.
Hasta nuestro siglo llega el eco de esta tesis: Knox introduce la obra Oxford Readings in Menander, Plautus and Terence con un ensayo que retoma lo dicho por todos los autores anteriormente mencionados para defender la tesis de que es Euripides "el inventor .
With a lot of wily manoeuvering, she/he bamboozles the general while flattering him and is a clever amalgam of the numerous servants you find in any Roman comedy from Aristophanes to Menander in this fruitful period in the dramas of ancient Rome.
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In a letter to mayor Costas Kortas dated July 20 -- the date coinciding with the anniversary of the 1974 Turkish invasion -- Kleanthous proposed that "a monument and/or sculpture and/or plaque is placed in a central spot in Aglandjia", bearing a saying by ancient Greek dramatist Menander -- "the wise man does not make the same mistake twice".
This concluding chapter also describes various (male) Greek and Roman philosophers' and poets' takes on Sappho: Plato, Menander, Catullus, Horace, and Ovid.
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They consider Juvenal's Satires, speaking genitals and satiric speech, Dio Chrysostom's speeches Alexandrian and First Tarsian, Favorinus of Arles' cultivation of the image of a eunuch adulterer, comedies and comic actors in the cities of Asia Minor, Plutarch's The Comparison of Aristophanes and Menander, Lucian's Against the Uneducated Book-collector and other works, Aristides' Or.
A closer look, for example, at two pairs of friends in Plautus's Cistellaria (the retired prostitutes Syra and Melaenis, and their respective daughters, Gymnasium and Selenium), and at Chrysis and her neighbor in Menander's Sarnia, will help us understand how Plautus and Menander conceptualized female friendship.
I reflect with some pain, that if the importers of silk had introduced the art of printing, already practised by the Chinese, the comedies of Menander and the entire decads of Livy would have been perpetuated in the editions of the sixth century.
The primary sources for our study of Phoenicia have traditionally been Josephus and Menander of Ephesus (who quote extinct "Annals of Tyre"), the Old Testament, and the Greek and Roman historians Herodotus, Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus, Arrian, Eusebius of Caesarea, and Philo of Byblos.
In addition to essays on each of the major comic playwrights (Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence), it includes chapters on the origins of comedy in both Greece and Rome; performance; comedy's responses to tragedy, law, philosophy, politics, and religion; meter, music, language, and style; comic authors whose works survive only in fragments (the appendices are catalogues of recent papyrus finds and names of lost authors); the farcical genre called mime; and the reception of comedy in antiquity, including textual transmission, commentaries, and the influence of comedy on both literature and the visual arts.