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.
Theophrastus Greek c 371 c 287 BC 1 , a Greek native of Eresos in Lesbos, was the successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school He came to Athens at a young age and initially studied in Plato s school After Plato s death, he attached himself to Aristotle Aristotle bequeathed to Theophrastus his writings and designated him as his successor at the Lyceum Theophrastus presid
- 432 pages
- Theophrastus: Characters. Herodas: Mimes. Sophron and Other Mime Fragments. (Loeb Classical Library No. 225)
- Multiple languages
- 20 April 2019 Theophrastus