Menander
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Menander
The Grouch, Desperately Seeking Justice, Closely Cropped Locks, The Girl from Samos, The Shield

Edited by David R. Slavitt and Palmer Bovie. Translations by Sheila D'Atri, Palmer Bovie, and Richard Elman

296 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper 1998 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1652-3 | $19.95s | £13.00 | Add to cart
A volume in the Penn Greek Drama Series
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"A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible.' . . . For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces."—Boston Book Review

"Directness, vivid imagery, and rhetorical music prevail in different cadences."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Don't look for the wild and woolly—these were put together by wordsmiths. . . . But they are a far cry from some of the stodgier translations."—Washington Post

"The 12-volume set will offer readers new verse translations of the complete surviving tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as the surviving comedies of Aristophanes and Menander. The complete line of Greek theater classics has not been offered to readers since 1938."—Publishers Weekly

The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander.

The translations in this volume are by Sheila D'Atri, Palmer Bovie, and Richard Elman.

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