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ISBN 10: 0674996038 / ISBN 13: 9780674996038
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2002
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The Loeb classical library, volume 225. From verso of title page: ". second edition, with new text and translation of Theophrastus and Herodas, 1993, third edition, adding Sophron and other Mime fragments, 2002." Not ex-library. Bookseller Inventory # 000402

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Title: Characters

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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This volume collects important examples of Greek literary portraiture. The Characters of Theophrastus consists of thirty fictional sketches of men who are each dominated by a single fault, such as arrogance, boorishness, or superstition. The Hellenistic poet Herodas wrote mimes, a popular entertainment in which one actor or a small group portrayed a situation from everyday life, concentrating on depiction of character rather than on plot. The volume also includes a new translation and text of extant portions of the mimes of Sophron, a Syracusan of the fifth century BCE Here too is a selection of anonymous mime fragments.

The work of Sophron and the anonymous mime fragments are newly added to the Loeb Classical Library in this second edition of a volume published in 1993. Jeffrey Rusten and Ian Cunningham have also updated their editions of Theophrastus and Herodas.

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Jeffrey Rusten is Professor of Classics at Cornell University.

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