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Menander (c. 342–c. 292 B.C.)

Menander (me-nan’dėr). A famous Greek comic poet; born at Athens, 342 B.C.; died about 291 B.C. Of his hundred or more comedies, greatly praised in antiquity, only fragments, chiefly aphoristic, have come down to us. Egyptian papyri, since 1897, have yielded considerable portions of several plays, but nothing as yet to explain Menander’s great reputation. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).