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Title: Theophrastus: Characters
Author: Diggle, James (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521839808
Volumes: 1; Pages: 608
List Price in Cloth: $168.00 Our price: $168.00
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Theophrastus' Characters is a collection of thirty short character-sketches of various types of individuals who walked the streets of Athens in the late fourth century B.C.. This edition presents a radically improved text for a unique work which had a profound influence on European literature. The translation is designed to be readable and reveals the nuances of the original Greek--through a comprehensive commentary that clarifies the often enigmatic references within the text. Provides a radical new text Offers a new translation Contains the most comprehensive commentary on the work to be published to dateContentsIntroduction1. Theophrastus and his times2. The nature and purpose of the Characters3. Date4. Transmission5. Some texts and commentariesText and translationCommentaryAbbreviations and bibliographyIndexes.