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Alexis: The Fragments: A Commentary

byAlexisEditorW. Geoffrey Arnott

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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This is the first detailed commentary to be compiled on the fragments remaining from the plays of the Greek comic poet Alexis (c. 375-270 BC), who made significant contributions to a new style of comedy that came to be associated especially with Menander. The comments discuss all aspects of the textual transmission, the language, the dramatic background and the relation of the plays to their contemporary milieu. They make important additions to our understanding of fourth-century Attic Greek. The Greek text is not included.
Title:Alexis: The Fragments: A CommentaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:910 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 2.01 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521189608

ISBN - 13:9780521189606


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Alexis' Career; Part II. Sources of the Fragments; Commentary; False or doubtful attributions; Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"We, and generations of scholars yet to come, all stand in Geoffrey Arnott's debt." Sander M. Goldberg, Bryn Mawr Classical Review