Characters. Mimes. Cercidas and the Choliambic Poets

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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION. This volume collects some of the liveliest examples of Greek literary portraiture. The "Characters" of Theophrastus sketches thirty hypothetical men, each dominated by a single fault, such as rudeness, superstitution, or greed. Unassuming in style, the sketches nonetheless bear resemblance on the one hand to Aristotle's account of faults and virtues and on the other to the vivid figures of Menandrian New Comedy. This new text and translation by Jeffrey Rusten is based on ...

Characters. Mimes. Cercidas and the Choliambic Poets 1993, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674992443

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