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1 Theophrastus & Herodas & Cercidas; J. M. Edmonds & A. D. Knox (edited and translated by) THE CHARACTERS OF THEOPHRASTUS. HERODES, CERCIDAS AND THE GREEK CHOLIAMBIC POETS (Except Callimachus and Babrius)
William Heinemann & Harvard University Press 1967 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book has minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover and name to ffep. (Robert Brown). DJ has a bit of chipping and rubbing ; Loeb Classical Library; 432 pages; This volume collects some of the liveliest examples of Greek literary portraiture. The Characters of Theophrastus sketches thirty hypothetical men, each dominated by a single fault, such as rudeness, superstitution, or greed. Unassuming in style, the sketches nonetheless bear resemblance on the one hand to Aristotle's account of faults and virtues and on the other to the vivid figures of Menandrian New Comedy. This new text and translation by Jeffrey Rusten is based on the most recent scholarship. Herodas flourished in the 270s and 260s--the high point of Hellenistic poetry. His poems are choliambic mimes, dramatic dialogues that depict characters in everyday urban settings and situations. I. C. Cunningham presents a new translation of Herodas, based on his Teubner text. Also included here, in a reprint of the earlier Loeb edition by A. D. Knox, are the fragments of Greek poetry in the choliambic meter--especially those which offer a tantalizing glimpse into the raucous and sordid world of Hipponax--and the lyric iambics on themes of Cynic philosophy by Cercidas. 
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