Menander of Athens
(1,372 words)

b. 342/1 BC in Athens;

d. 291/0 BC in Athens;

most important poet of Attic New Comedy.


Menander allegedly wrote more than 100 comedies, but only gained eight victories at the agones in Athens. Only fragments are transmitted in manuscripts, each only smal…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Menander of Athens”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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