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Menander (Menandros; ca. 341/42– ca. 290 BC) was a Greek dramatist and the best-known representative of Athenian New Comedy. He was the author of more than a hundred comedies, and took the prize at the Lenaia festival eight times. His record at the City Dionysia is unknown but may well have been similarly spectacular.

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  • ''A chaste woman ought not to die her hair yellow.''
    Menander (c. 342-291 B.C.), Greek playwright. Fragments, no. 610.
  • ''Whom the gods love dies young.''
    Menander (c. 342-c. 291 B.C.), Greek playwright. The Double Deceiver, fragment 25, Menandri Reliquiae Selectae, ed. F.H. Sandbach (1990).
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