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The Hellenistic poet Herodas composed mimes, short humorous dramatic scenes in verse, which were probably written in Alexandria during the 3rd century BC. They were a popular form of entertainment, in which one actor or a small group portrayed a situation from everyday life. The extant mimes of Herodas concentrate on depiction of character rather than plot. Written in the vigorous language of the people, they are of especial interest in the history of Greek literature as being a new species, illustrating Alexandrian methods. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Herodas’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herodas’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Herodas, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Provides two translations of the ‘Mimes and Fragments’, including A. D. Knox’s 1922 translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the Mimes you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Herodas’ rare fragments, first time in digital print
* Features a bonus biography — discover Herodas’ ancient world


The Translations
M. S. Buck Translation, 1921
A. D. Knox Translation, 1922

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Biography
Introduction to Herodas by A. D. Knox

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