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

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Drama - 275 pages
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The comedies of Menander reveal that the oft-employed theme of mistaken identity is as old as the Great Dionysia.


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Desperately Seeking Justice Epitrepontes
Closely Cropped Loch Perikeiromene
The Girl from Samos Samia
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David R. Slavitt was born in White Plains, New York in 1935. He received an AB and an MA from Columbia University. After graduating from college and beginning a Ph.D., he worked as a movie critic for Newsweek from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. During this time, he published his first book of poetry, Suits for the Dead. His first novel, Rochelle, or Virtue Rewarded, was published in 1966. He has written about 100 works of fiction, poetry, and poetry and drama in translation including Alice at 80, The Cock Book, Falling from Silence: Poems, The Latin Odes of Jean Dorat, Milton's Latin Poems, and Three Greenlandic Poets. He also writes under the names David Benjamin, Henry Lazarus, Lynn Meyer, and Henry Sutton. As Henry Sutton, he has written less "literary" works that have sold well such as The Exhibitionist and The Sacrifice: A Novel of the Occult.

Smith Palmer Bovie (1917-1999) taught English at Columbia University and classics at Indiana University and Rutgers University. In addition to Horace, he also translated works by Virgil, Cicero, Napoleon, and others.

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