Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2000

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780856686115

Bookseller Code (06)

Menander: The Bad Tempered Man

Stanley Ireland

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Though in later antiquity the social comedies of Menander ranked second in popularity only to Homer, his plays were for centuries thought to be irretrievably lost. Only in this century have instances begun to re-emerge from the sands of Egypt, and it was not until 1958 that a complete play, Dyskolos or The Bad-Tempered Man, came to light.