Menander

The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study [Repost]

Penelope M. Allison - The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study
Published: 2007-03-08 | ISBN: 0199263124 | PDF | 549 pages | 6.41 MB

Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding  

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 16, 2014
Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding

Valeria Cinaglia, "Aristotle and Menander on the Ethics of Understanding"
2014 | ISBN-10: 9004269754 | 240 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Menander, New Comedy and the Visual  

Posted by interes at Nov. 1, 2014
Menander, New Comedy and the Visual

Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (Cambridge Classical Studies) by Antonis K. Petrides
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1107068436 | 368 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB

This book argues that New Comedy has a far richer performance texture than has previously been recognised. Offering close readings of all the major plays of Menander, it shows how intertextuality - the sustained dialogue of New Comedy performance with the diverse ideological, philosophical, literary and theatrical discourses of contemporary polis culture - is crucial in creating semantic depth and thus offsetting the impression that the plots are simplistic love stories with no political or ideological resonances.
The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study (repost)

Roger Ling, Penelope Mary Allison, Paul R. Arthur - The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study
English | 2007-03-08 | ISBN: 0199263124 | PDF | 549 pages | 6.41 MB

This book contains catalogues, analyses, photographs and drawings of some 2,000 archaeological artifacts excavated from the Insula of the Menander in Pompeii. The catalogues, and analyses are organized by provenance–buildings, rooms, and location within rooms–so that the reader can understand the artifacts as household assemblages. The functions of artifacts and groups of artifacts are discussed, as are the Latin names which are often given to these artifacts, and the relationships of these assemblages to the state of occupancy of the buildings in the Insula during the last years of Pompeii. This study, therefore, provides a wealth of information, not only on the range and use of artifacts in Pompeian houses but also on Roman artifacts, and Roman society, more generally.
The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study

The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume III: The Finds, a Contextual Study By Penelope M. Allison
Publisher: OUP 2007 | 549 Pages | ISBN: 0199263124 | PDF | 3 MB

Menander: A Rhetor in Context  

Posted by tot167 at Oct. 9, 2009
Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath, "Menander: A Rhetor in Context"
Oxford University Press, USA | 2004 | ISBN: 0199259208 | 390 pages | PDF | 3 MB

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at March 7, 2016
The New Comedy of Greece and Rome (Repost)

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome by Richard L. Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | 1985 | ISBN: 0521316529 | 196 pages | PDF | 7,3 MB

In writing this book on the plays of New Comedy the author's aim is to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable. The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to prove the root of all subsequent western comedy.

The Complete Greek Drama  

Posted by phidhahoogaya at Aug. 11, 2011
The Complete Greek Drama

The Complete Greek Drama
Random house | 1938 | ASIN: B0006AO66I | 2421 pages | PDF | 61 MB

The Complete Greek Drama: All the Extant Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the Comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, in a Variety of Translations
Whitney J. Oates (Editor), Eugene O'Neill Jr. (Editor)

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rsmizorer at Dec. 14, 2009
Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
Transparent Language, Inc. | ISBN: 1846326524 | 2008 | MP3 | 564 Mb

A masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of perhaps the greatest civilization ever and the events and people that led to its transformation from a republic to an empire.
On a dark January morning, Julius Caesar, the governor of Gaul, rode with his closest aides towards a river named the Rubicon, which marked the line of the frontier with Italy. A governor was forbidden to lead troops out of his allotted province – to break this severest of laws was tantamount to a declaration of civil war. Caesar was a gambler, however. Like the consummate actor on the public stage he had always been, he quoted a line from one of Menander's plays: "It's time to roll the die." Then he ordered the legion behind him to advance, over the river and on towards Rome. Crossing the Rubicon was a step so consequential that it has come to stand for every fateful step in history since. When Caesar rolled his die, the result was indeed a civil war, one that would end up destroying Rome's traditional freedoms and establishing a permanent dictatorship on the wreckage of her constitution.
A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama (Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature)

A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama (Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature)
Blackwell Publishing Limited | ISBN 1405102144 | 2004-12-01 | PDF | 336 pages | 3.1 Mb

This Blackwell Guide provides a broad-ranging introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished principally in Athens from the sixth to the third century bc. All three genres of Greek drama are discussed - tragedy, comedy, and satyr play - as well as the five surviving playwrights - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, together with brief entries on lost playwrights.The Guide also addresses contextual issues, such as: the origins of the dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals, the theater, and the performers; the relationship between drama and the worship of Dionysos; the political dimension; and how to read and watch Greek drama. The final section consists of 46 one-page synopses of each of the surviving plays.