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Arnott, W. Geoffrey (William Geoffrey) 1930-

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Works: 68 works in 181 publications in 6 languages and 2,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4246, 882.01
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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 )
32 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 971 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 )
13 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Alexis: the fragments : a commentary by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 311 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 )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Ancient Birds from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. Arnott identifies 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 ancients said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of ancient bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only large-scale examination of ancient birds for sev
Dyskolos; or, The man who didn't like people by Menander( Book )
4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Gedeelten van 10 toneelstukken van de Griekse schrijver (ca. 342-ca. 290 voor Chr.)
Menander by Menander( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Menander by Menander( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Menander's Dyskolos, or The man who didn't like people by Menander( Book )
6 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
[Samia to Phasma] by Menander( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 15 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 : in three volumes by Menander( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Menander : [in three volumes] by Menander( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and English and held by 12 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 by Menander( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 11 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
Young lovers and confidence tricksters : the rebirth of Menander by W. Geoffrey Arnott( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Scripta minora Alexandrina by Giuseppe Giangrande( Book )
in Miscellaneous languages and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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Arnott, W. G.
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Arnott, W. G. (William Geoffrey), 1930-
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William Geoffrey Arnott Brits ornitholoog (1930-2010)
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