By Ariana Traill
Taking a clean examine fallacious id within the paintings of an writer who helped to introduce the machine to comedy, Professor Traill exhibits how the outrageous blunders many male characters in Menander make approximately ladies are grounded of their personal emotional wishes. The center of the argument derives from research of speeches by means of or approximately ladies, with specific realization to the language used to articulate difficulties of information and belief, accountability and judgement. not just does Menander freely borrow language, occasions, and subject matters from tragedy, yet he additionally engages with a few of tragedy's epistemological questions, fairly the query of the way humans interpret what they see and listen to. Menander used to be instrumental in turning the tragic subject of human lack of awareness right into a comedian gadget and inventing a plot style with huge, immense effect at the western culture. This e-book presents new insights into his achievements inside their historic and highbrow context.
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Moschion is wrong-headed on a number of counts. He presumes rather naively that hetairai choose lovers for “charm” alone and hardly considers the terms of his offer until Daos brings up the subject (339). ”44 In an analysis of the discrepancies between Moschion’s version and the prologue’s account, Lamagna notes that the former makes Glykera the subject (“she put her arms around me and [drew me close]” 301), whereas the latter does not (“running up, he embraced her” 155–6). ” The prologue also explains that she accepted his embrace and his kisses – which Moschion omits – out of family loyalty, choosing to regard them as brotherly.
His explanation makes reasonable sense for an exclusive hetaira: she did not come to start an affair directly but to look into Moschion’s offer. ). Daos suggests that the incident reflects her wishes and intentions and reduces Moschion’s mother to an accessory. By putting Glykera behind the scene, he manages to account for Myrrhine’s opposition (she is just acting on the young woman’s wishes), but he still must explain to a young man who thinks himself irresistible why Glykera would want to hide from him.
Although he has difficulty believing that Glykera is not there “on his account” (he asks the question three times: 326, 331–2, 333), Moschion is shaken out of his daydream by his mother’s brusque dismissal and Daos spends the rest of the scene coaxing him back into it. Daos mixes error with fabrication when he promises what Moschion is so eager to believe: that Glykera finds him charming and will soon be his. His strategy is to appeal to the one belief that has not been challenged – the 47 Cf. Lape 2004: 180.