Greek dramatist Menander.


(c. 342 BC - c. 292 BC)

Little is known of Menander’s life, although he is believed to have come from a wealthy Athenian family and studied under the philosopher Theophrastus, a pupil of Aristotle’s. His first of some one hundred plays, Anger, was produced in 321 bc; he won eight first-place prizes at the dramatic festivals beginning with The Dyscolus in 316 bc. Considered a leader of the New Comedy—the last wave in the history of the Greek stage—Menander influenced the Roman writers Plautus and Terence.

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At night comes counsel to the wise.

—Menander, c. 300 BC

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c. 305 BC | Athens

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