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  1. 342?–291 b.c., Greek writer of comedies.
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Examples from the Web for menander

Historical Examples

  • But the generals, and more particularly Tydeus and Menander, bade him go about his business.



  • The bits of Menander and the comic poets are very acceptable.

  • It is not inconceivable that this Menander may some day come to light.

  • It is thought to have been modelled on a play called by Menander.

  • Philemon is at rest in his grave, as well as Menander and Sicorax.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin

British Dictionary definitions for menander


  1. ?160 bc –?120 bc, Greek king of the Punjab. A Buddhist convert, he reigned over much of NW India
  2. ?342–?292 bc, Greek comic dramatist. The Dyskolos is his only complete extant comedy but others survive in adaptations by Terence and Plautus
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