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Arnott, W. Geoffrey (William Geoffrey) 1930-

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Works: 88 works in 230 publications in 5 languages and 2,878 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Publications about W. Geoffrey Arnott
Publications by W. Geoffrey Arnott
Publications by W. Geoffrey Arnott, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by W. Geoffrey Arnott
Menander by Menander( Book )
34 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 963 libraries worldwide
Volume III. This volume completes the Loeb Classical Library's new edition of the leading writer of New Comedy. W. Geoffrey Arnott, an internationally recognized Menander expert, provides a Greek text based on careful study of recently discovered papyri, a skilful translation, and full explanatory notes. So influential in antiquity -- his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Plautus and Terence -- Menander's comic art can now be fully known and enjoyed. It is a comedy that focuses on the hazards of love and trials of family life. Volume III begins with Samia (The Woman from Samos), which has come down to us nearly complete. Here too are the very substantial extant portions of Sikyonioi (The Sicyonians) and Phasma (The Apparition) as well as Synaristosai (Women Lunching Together), on which Plautus' Cistellaria was based. The volume also includes a selection of papyrus fragments attributed to Menander. The surviving portions of ten Menander plays are in the second volume of Arnott's widely praised edition. Among these are the recently published 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. Volume I contains six of Menander's plays, including the only complete one extant, Dyskolos (The Peevish Fellow), which won first prize in Athens in 317 B.C., and Dis Expaton (Twice a Swindler), the original of Plautus' Two Bacchises
Menander, Plautus, Terence by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
16 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Alexis: the fragments : a commentary by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
This is the first detailed commentary to be compiled on the fragments of the Greek comic poet Alexis, who lived from approximately 375 to 270 BC. Alexis seems to have had an important effect on the development of Greek New Comedy, both in the presentation and choice of characters and in the structuring of the type of New Comedy plot associated in particular with Menander. Professor Arnott's commentary is multifaceted, discussing textual transmission; the interpretation of Alexis' language, meaning and style; the dramatic background and its relevance to the comedies; and the relation of the material to the social and political history of the time. The commentary makes a significant contribution to the study of the development of comedy in the fourth century BC, and to our knowledge and precise interpretation of later Attic Greek. Since the fragments themselves are now readily available in the second volume of R. Kassel's and C. Austin's Poetae Comici Graeci, the Greek text is not included here
Birds in the ancient world from A to Z by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"Ornithology was born in Ancient Greece, when Aristotle and other writers studies and sought to identify birds. Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the information available from classical sources, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and their descriptions and analyses. Arnott identifies (where achievable) as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies." "The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into English script, and all that the classical writers said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of classical bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only previous study in English on the same scale was published over seventy years ago and required a knowledge of Greek and Latin. Since then there has been an enormous expansion in ornithological studies which has vastly increased our knowledge of birds, enabling us to evaluate (and explain) ancient Greek writings about birds with more confidence. With an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and partly ornithological) added to encourage further study Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z is the definitive study of birds in the Greek and Roman world."--Jacket
Dyskolos; or, The man who didn't like people by Menander( Book )
5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Gedeelten van 10 toneelstukken van de Griekse schrijver (ca. 342-ca. 290 voor Chr.)
Alde estuary : the story of a Suffolk river by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
6 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Spectacular new finds, many of them in Egypt at Oxyrhynchus, have dramatically expanded the extant work of Menander since Allinson's one volume Loeb edition was published in 1921. This new Loeb Menander is three times the size of the Allinson volume. W.G. Arnott, internationally recognized Menander expert, brings us all of the work of the great Hellenistic comic playwright that is now available. A Greek text based on careful study of the discovered papyri faces a skillful translation that fits today's tastes, with full explanatory notes. Volume II contains the surviving portions of ten Menander plays. Among these are the recently published 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. So influential in antiquity-his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Plautus and Terence-Menander's comic art can at last be fully known and enjoyed again. It is a comedy that focuses on the hazards of love and trials of family life-as is typical of New Comedy, a style of which Menander is the leading writer
Menander by Menander( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Menander's Dyskolos, or The man who didn't like people by Menander( Book )
6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
[Samia to Phasma] by Menander( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Menander : [in three volumes] by Menander( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Menander, the dominant figure in New Comedy, wrote over 100 plays. By the Middle Ages they had all been lost. Happily papyrus finds in Egypt during the past century have recovered one complete play, substantial portions of six others, and smaller but still interesting fragments. Menander was highly regarded in antiquity and his plots, set in Greece, were adapted for the Roman world by Plautus and Terence. Geoffrey Arnott's new Loeb edition is in three volumes. Volume I contains six plays, including the only complete one extant, Dyskolos (The Peevish Fellow), which won first prize in Athens in 317 BCE, and Dis Expaton (Twice a Swindler), the original of Plautus' Two Bacchises. Volume II contains the surviving portions of ten Menander plays. Among these are the recently published 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. Volume III begins with Samia (The Woman from Samos), which has come down to us nearly complete. Here too are the very substantial extant portions of Sikyonioi (The Sicyonians) and Phasma (The Apparition) as well as Synaristosai (Women Lunching Together), on which Plautus's Cistellaria was based. Arnott's edition of the great Hellenistic playwright has been garnering wide praise for making these fragmentary texts more accesible, elucidating their dramatic movement
Menander : in three volumes by Menander( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
[Heros to Perinthia] by Menander( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Ancient birds from A-Z by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into English script, and all that the classical writers said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of classical bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only previous study in English on the same scale was published over seventy years ago and required a knowledge of Greek and Latin. Since then there has been an enormous expansion in ornithological studies which has vastly increased our knowledge of birds, enabling us to evaluate (and explain) ancient Greek writings about birds with more confidence. With an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and partly ornithological) added to encourage further study Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z is the definitive study of birds in the Greek and Roman world."--Jacket
Menander : in three volumes by Menander( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Arnott, W. G.
Arnott, W. G. 1930-
Arnott, W. G. (William Geoffrey), 1930-
Arnott, W. Geoffrey.
Arnott, W. Geoffrey 1930-
Arnott, William Geoffrey 1930-
William Geoffrey Arnott
William Geoffrey Arnott britischer Gräzist
William Geoffrey Arnott Brits ornitholoog (1930-2010)
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