Greek Comedy now on OSEO

February 21, 2018

25 scholarly editions have just joined Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), adding a brand new Greek Comedy module to the site together with various editions to supplement the existing Latin literature modules. This brings the total number of editions to over 1,200 with 600,000+ print pages available to read.

Among others, these titles include the Oxford Classical Texts of Menander (ed. Sandbach) and Aristophanes (ed. Wilson) as well as in-depth commentaries such as Dover’s Frogs. Additions to the Latin modules include recent commentaries such as Heyworth and Morwood on Aeneid 3 and Bernstein on Silius Italicus’ Punica 2.

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Explore samples of the new content:

From "The Man Who Had a Cataract" in Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy

"The Man Who Had a Cataract" in Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy (ed. Olson)

This plays on the recurrent theme of the bad behaviour of fishmongers, charging absurdly high prices for mullets. If anyone asks a fishmonger about his merchandise, "he begins by staring at the ground in silence, as if he weren't paying attention and hadn't even heard."

"The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos)", in Oxford World's Classics Menander: The Plays and Fragments

"The Bad-Tempered Man (Dyskolos)", in the Oxford World’s Classics Menander: The Plays and Fragments

"Now Perseus, wasn't he a lucky man in two respects? He could take wings on high and never meet the men who walked on earth. And then he had this gift with which he turned all people who annoyed him into stone. I wish I had that gift!"

The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus, Vol. 1: Text and Translation

The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus (ed. Farquharson)

"There is a kind of river of things passing into being, and Time is a violent torrent. For no sooner is each seen, than it has been carried away, and another is being carried by, and that, too, will be carried away."

 


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