Education: Presenting Menander

The greatest Hellenistic literary discovery since the Renaissance, crows Horizon about an exclusive story in its July issue. Readers with a classical bent or those who merely like a yarn about the farmer's daughter are unlikely to argue. The story is the first English translation in poetry of The Curmudgeon (Greek: ∆σνκολς), written in 316 B.C. by the Greek Playwright Menander, whose 100-odd comedies were outranked in the ancient world only by those of Aristophanes. Out of Egypt. Even more intriguing. The Curmudgeon is the first complete play by Menander discovered...

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