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The Plays and Fragments - Menander, and Balme, Maurice (Translated by), and Brown, Peter
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Menander was the founding father of European comedy. From Ralph Roister Doister to What the Butler Saw, from Henry Fielding to P. G. Wodehouse, the stock motifs and characters can be traced back to him. The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays but until the twentieth century he was known to us only by short quotations in ancient authors. Since 1907 papyri found in the sand of Egypt have brought to light more and more fragments, many substantial, and in 1958 the ...

The Plays and Fragments 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199540730

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The Plays and Fragments 2002, Oxford Paperbacks, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192839831

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Plays and Fragments 1988, Penguin Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140445015

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