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  • Grieksche origineelen en Latijnsche navolgingen. Zes komedies van Menander bij Terentius en Plautus. (Eunouchos - Heauton Timoroumenos - Andria - Adelphoi) (Synaristosai - Dis exapaton). Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers-Maatschappij, Amsterdam, 1936. 293p. Folding charts. Cloth. Spine gilt titled. Tail spine a little bit bumped. Front cover partly discoloured. 'This book is too important to be neglected by the student of new comedy. If he does not already read Dutch, he must make shift to do so. The author reconstructs six plays of Menander from Roman adaptations, viz. the four utilized by Terence and two, 'Synaristosae' and 'Dis exapaton', that contributed to Plautus' 'Cistellaria' and 'Bacchides'. (…) There is also a full index and a schematic conspectus of the six plays which serves as a convenient guide to the author's reconstruction. He uses every available method - from deduction where data exist to speculation where the field is unencumbered by facts. The precision of his results is a guarantee that he has shirked no difficulties; he would be the first to admit that when precision is attained, there is a corresponding lack of certainty. The author is a thorough student of Menander. He is most convincing when he bases his construction on character.' (L.A. POST in The American Journal of Philology, 1938, p.367). € 32.50 (Antiquarian)

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