Menander 'Misoumenos' or 'The hated man' introduction, translation, and commentary (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Menander 'Misoumenos' or 'The hated man' introduction, translation, and commentary

Author: Menander; William D Furley
Publisher: London Institute of Classical Studies, University of London [2021]
Series: University of London; Institute of Classical Studies; Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London / Supplementary papers
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Menander's 'Misoumenos', or 'The Hated Man', is one of the most popular plays to have survived from classical times, to judge from the numerous recovered papyrus fragments. Dating to approximately 300 BCE, it tells the story of a mercenary soldier and the captive girl he acquires whilst on campaign in Cyprus. The play follows the soldier's growing despair as the girl spurns his advances and slowly turns against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quelle
Kommentar
Named Person: Menander, of Athens; Menander, of Athens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Menander; William D Furley
ISBN: 1905670974 9781905670970
OCLC Number: 1309406661
Language Note: Play in Greek and English with English commentary.
Accession No: (DE-627)1796728616 (DE-599)KXP1796728616 (OCoLC)1309406661
Notes: Cover title.
Includes bibliographical references (223-231) and indexes.
Description: xiii, 249 Seiten Illustrationen 26 cm
Series Title: University of London; Institute of Classical Studies; Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London / Supplementary papers
Other Titles: Misumenus
Responsibility: William Furley.

Abstract:

"Menander's 'Misoumenos', or 'The Hated Man', is one of the most popular plays to have survived from classical times, to judge from the numerous recovered papyrus fragments. Dating to approximately 300 BCE, it tells the story of a mercenary soldier and the captive girl he acquires whilst on campaign in Cyprus. The play follows the soldier's growing despair as the girl spurns his advances and slowly turns against him, culminating in his suicidal thoughts. The play belongs to the ancient genre of New Comedy, of which Menander was the acknowledged master. This edition is the fullest to date of any English language edition of the play. It aims to restore as much as possible of the action of Misoumenos, reconstructing the language, stagecraft and theatrical dialogue of the original, but always distinguishing what we can be relatively sure of, from hypothesis and reconstruction. Some sections can be restored nearly in full, permitting access to brilliantly original theatrical dialogue which had been lost for over two millennia. Apart from metre and sophisticated idiom, the themes of love, despair, and sadness that Menander treats are utterly timeless."--Back cover.

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