Two Plays of Menander: The Rape of the Locks, the Arbitration

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ACT I

CÂRION, the Cook, with ONÊSIMUS.

CÂRION

THE man who entertains this dancing girl,
Only just married, isn't he? That's odd.

ONÊSIMUS

Yes, not so long. Five months and thirteen days.

CÂRION

A daughter of old Smîcrinês, they say?
Young and attractive, eh?

ONÊSIMUS

Well, that depends
On taste. But yes, no doubt she has been admired,
Not only by her husband.

CÂRION

Eh? Who else?
Tell me.

ONÊSIMUS

I can't. I've absolutely sworn
To keep the whole thing secret.

CÂRION

Yes, quite right.
That's what I always do; swear secrecy,

-127-

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Two Plays of Menander: The Rape of the Locks, the Arbitration
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • The Rape of the Locks the Perikeiromenê of Menander 3
  • Preface 5
  • ACT I AND PROLOGUE 13
  • PROLOGUE 21
  • ACT II 31
  • ACT III 49
  • ACT IV 71
  • ACT V 89
  • Notes 109
  • The Arbitration the Epitrepontes of Menander 117
  • Introduction 119
  • ACT I 127
  • ACT II 148
  • ACT III 168
  • ACT IV 189
  • ACT V 207
  • Notes 231
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