The Fragmentum Grenfellianum

  title={The Fragmentum Grenfellianum},
  author={J. Burton},
  journal={The Classical Review},
  pages={91 - 92}
  • J. Burton
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • The Classical Review
Discovered on the back of a loan document dated to 174 B.C., and μrst published in 1896, the Fragmentum Grenfellianum o¶ers a mimetic representation of a woman, abandoned by her lover, going to his house at night and complaining of his treatment of her. The text’s importance has long been recognised. It μgures prominently in discussions of the di¶erences between ‘elite’ and ‘popular’ culture, traditions of mimetic composition and mime performance, as well as literary representations of female… Expand