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Menander,Maurice Balme,Peter Brown
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Maurice Balme, now retired, formerly Head of Classics at Harrow School (1962-72).

Maurice Balme, now retired, formerly Head of Classics at Harrow School (1962-72). Peter Brown, Fellow and Lecturer at Trinity College, Oxford. As a result, it is highly readable and flow very nicely even for those works that are highly fragmented (for example the Sikyonios).

Menander Translated by Maurice Balme and Introduction by Peter Brown. Oxford World's Classics

Menander Translated by Maurice Balme and Introduction by Peter Brown. Oxford World's Classics The Plays and Fragments. The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy, Menander (. 41-290 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 papyrus text of a complete play was published, The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos).

Menander, Maurice Balme. 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.

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Oxford World's Classics, Paperback, 352 pages. Menander, Maurice Balme (Translator). Peter Brown (Introduction). Menander, the Plays and Fragments (ebook). Published January 1st 2001 by Oxford University Press. Author(s): Menander, Maurice Balme (Translator). ISBN: 0192839837 (ISBN13: 9780192839831). ISBN: 019954073X (ISBN13: 9780199540730).

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These other plays explore love, sexuality, and death in various guises, always with a sharp, non-judgemental awareness of the complexity and mystery of the psyche. Acquainted with Freud and his circle, Schnitzler probes beneath the surface of his characters to uncover emotions they barely understand. Also included is the tragicomedy Professor Bernhardi, in which Schnitzler addresses the growing anti-Semitism of the period.

The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy and the founding father of European comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays, of which only one complete play and substantial fragments of others survive. 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 and in 1958 the papyrus text of a complete play was published, The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos). His romantic comedies deal with the lives of ordinary Athenian families. This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text by using surviving words in the damaged papyri.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • In this review I will compare the three volume Loeb edition of Menander's works and the Oxford World's Classics edition. ("Menander" v1,v2,v3 Loeb Classical Library, trans: W.G.Arnott// "Menander: The Plays and Fragments" Oxford World's Classics, trans: Maurice Balme).

    Loeb edition:
    Loeb series contain both Greek and English translations. The translation is good. All of Menander's works (with the exception of Dyskolos) are incomplete, fragmented, and there are alot of missing lines. Loeb's approach is to leave the missing lines as they are. Instead Arnott added a note on what the missing lines would be. So from a readability perspective, reading this edition can be very challenging especially for those works that are extremely fragmented. The value of this edition is in the Greek text and the original translation as-is. It will cater better to the purists who want to read the original Greek text.

    Oxford edition:
    The translation is equally good. In this edition Balme decided to supply the missing lines with what he thinks should have been there. As a result, it is highly readable and flow very nicely even for those works that are highly fragmented (for example the Sikyonios). For those who are purists, this edition may be higly speculative and may disagree with the supplied missing lines.But, for the rest of us who simply want to enjoy Menander's works, this edition is prefarable to the Loeb edition.

  • Good translation and selection

  • My daughter needed it for class.

  • This volume is an excellent collection of all, or almost all, of the known Menander. It includes his sole whole play, Didoskolos, many fragmentary plays, and also many doxai and apocrypha.

    The translation is fine, but it it's rarely funny. I feel the fault lies with the fragmentary nature of the subject, not with the translator. So many of the fragmentary plays feel like a collection of characters related in some confusing manner (someone's always in love) and interacting to some unknown end. Humour is occasional, not consistent.

    Also, the notation is sparse and at the end of the book. I've read other translations of Greek comedy that take great care to point out puns and double-entendres in the original text. This collection does so rarely.

  • I have nothing to complain about. Met all of my expectations! The book was in great condition upon arrival. Worth the buy.