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Studies in the reception of Menander in antiquity (Greece).

Sebastiana Giuseppina Nervegna

Studies in the reception of Menander in antiquity (Greece).

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Menander was the best-known Greek playwright in antiquity. A large body of evidence ranging from literary and epigraphic sources to papyri and art objects testifies to the overwhelming popularity that Menander enjoyed in the centuries after his death. This thesis analyses and discusses this evidence by focusing diachronically on the three social institutions that granted the survival of Menander in antiquity: theatre, dinner parties and schools. My overriding concern is to assess how each institution approached Menander and the role it played in his Nachleben. Chapter One reviews the extant sources for the reception of Menander during his lifetime and argues that Menander was turned into a cultural icon by the school founded by Aristotle, the Peripatos. Chapter Two considers the venue for which Menander originally composed his plays, the theatre, and discusses the chronology and the modality of public revivals of Menander"s plays. I argue that theatrical reperformances of Menander are attested only until the early second century AD; therefore, theatre was not the main driver behind the popularity of Menander throughout antiquity Moreover, ancient theatergoers probably did not watch select scenes, as is generally argued, but whole comedies. Menander"s plays were not staged only in theatres but also at the dinner parties of the cultural and political elite and this kind of performances is discussed in Chapter Three. My focus is to assess the relationship between private performance of Menander and the iconographic tradition of Menander and his plays in domestic settings. I argue that this tradition cannot be generally considered a witness to the popularity of Menander"s drama at dinner parties; rather, it needs to be viewed in relation to factors like domestic decor and cultural pretensions. Schools accounted most for Menander"s success in antiquity. Menander"s role as school-author worked on two main levels, basic acculturation and high specialization. In the hand of teachers Menander"s plays lost their carefully built plots to be fragmented into maxims and passages. Although theatre, dinner parties and schools played a different role in the popularity of Menander in antiquity, the extant evidence suggests that they all approached Menander"s comedies as performance-texts.

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Menander’s plays ceased to be copied in the Byzantine period, and his works were for a long time known only through brief citations by later writers; an ancient collection, mostly of single verses, called Gnomai monostichoi or Sententiae (upwards of items), which includes lines by other poets such as Euripides; and the imitations by.

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The comedies of the Athenian dramatist Menander (c. BC) and his contemporaries were the ultimate source of a Western tradition of light drama that has continued to the present day.

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The comic playwright Menander was one of the most popular writers throughout antiquity. This book reconstructs his life and the legacy of his.

So influential in antiquity—his plays were adapted for the Roman stage by Plautus and Terence—Menander’s comic art can now be fully known and enjoyed.

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I would have liked to see a fuller discussion of Menander’s reception in other media both ancient and modern, though instructors and students can turn to Nervegna () for an extensive discussion of the former.

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