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Menander in Antiquity: The Contexts of Reception

  title={Menander in Antiquity: The Contexts of Reception},
  author={Sebastiana Giuseppina Nervegna},
Introduction 1. Canonizing Menander in Athens, Alexandria and Rome 2. Menander in public theatres 3. Menander at dinner parties 4. Menander in schools Conclusion: Menander, survival and loss. 
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  • M. Hanses
  • History
    Illinois Classical Studies
  • 2019
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