Theophrastus' Characters: A New Introduction

1st Edition

Sonia Pertsinidis

Routledge
Published May 1, 2018
Reference - 112 Pages
ISBN 9781138244436 - CAT# Y312360
Series: Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

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Summary

This book presents an introduction to the Characters, a collection of thirty amusing descriptions of character types who lived in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The author of the work, Theophrastus, was Aristotle's colleague, his immediate successor and head of his philosophical school for thirty-five years. Pertsinidis' lively, original and scholarly monograph introduces Theophrastus as a Greek philosopher. It also outlines the remarkable influence of the Characters as a literary work and provides a detailed discussion of the work's purpose and its connection with comedy, ethics and rhetoric.

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