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Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, Virtual Exhibition: Scribes and Scholars

Menander, Misoumenos: Third century AD

Two columns from a papyrus roll of Menander’s New Comedy entitled ‘The Man She Hated’, about a soldier named Thrasonides who purchased a slave-girl for his wife, but nobly refrained from making love to her because she ‘hated him’. The play was identified by J. R. Rea, and the arrangement of its various pieces reconstructed as shown here and published by E. G. Turner.

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. XLVIII no. 3368