American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Menander 342-292 B.C. Greek dramatist whose romantic works were influential in the development of comedy.
- n. comic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC)
“The Greek or Roman hints are gathered in Menander (p. 108 — 164) and Theophylact”
“a verse in Menander, the comic poet, who probably took it from”
“Whether they then submitted, or whether the attempt to subdue them was given up, is uncertain, since the quotation from Menander, which is our sole authority for this passage of history, here breaks off abruptly.”
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“About 40 years after the, death; of the elegant and fententious Menander, that is to fay about 260 years before the beginning of the Cbrijiian Era, Theocritus invented a new fpecies "of" Poetry.”
“MR. SYMONDS thus describes him: "His personal beauty, the love of refined pleasure that distinguished him in life, the serene and genial temper of his wisdom, the polish of his verse, and the harmony of parts he observed in composition, justify us in calling Menander the Sophocles of comedy.”
“The first real Greek I did were some fragments from Menander:”
“The greatest of the Greek rulers of the East was Menander, born near Kabul, who conquered the Punjab and invaded the Ganges valley.”
“Menander How many days a year did the future Alexander the Great study with Aristotle?”
“These longing young lovers; prostitutes and brothel-keepers (all played by men in masks); lecherous or greedy old men; and wily, mocking slaves were to evolve into the stock comic characters of Menander and Aristophanes, Plautus and Terence, 16th - century commedia dell'arte, Ben Jonson and Moli è re.”
“We spent the past two weeks reading Menander and Wilde, but I also found myself talking speculating that the tricky servant has morphed into the "buddy" figure in contemporary romcoms, noting that "Knocked Up" demonstrates that the side characters tend to be more interesting than the couple a point made by Frye, and, when a student mentioned "Dirty Dancing," having the class go through a checklist of generic comedic traits it shows.”
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