Menander, ca. 342–291 BC

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Biographical note

Greek dramatist, the best-known representative of Athenian New Comedy. Menander was the author of more than a hundred comedies. An admirer and imitator of Euripides, Menander resembles him in his keen observation of practical life, his analysis of the emotions, and his fondness for moral maxims, many of which became proverbial.

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