The Dyskolos by Menander

Dyskolos (Greek: Δύσκολος, translated as The Grouch, The Misanthrope, The Curmudgeon, The Bad-tempered Man or Old Cantankerous) is an Ancient Greek comedy by Menander, the only one of his plays, and of the whole New Comedy, that has survived in almost complete form. It was first presented at the Lenaian festival in 317–16 BC, where it won Menander the first-place prize. It was long known only through fragmentary quotations; but a papyrus manuscript of the nearly complete Dyskolos, dating to the third century, was recovered in Egypt in 1952 and forms part of the Bodmer Papyri.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Dyskolos (Meridian) Paperback 2137063 $3.84 1984
Dyskolos: 2-volume set (Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Greek) Plastic Comb 1292078 $12.58 $8.55 1983
The Dyskolos Mass Market Paperback 3442705 $49.32 $0.01 1977
The Dyskolos (Meridian) Paperback 5957005 $3.04 $2.40 1984
The Dyskolos (Meridian classics) Paperback 9929105 $221.87 $0.01 1984
Dyskolos Paperback 13682790 $2.29
The Dyskolos By Menander Paperback 4048989 $69.00 $0.01 1977
Menander: Dyskolos, Samia and Other Plays (Classical Studies) Paperback 1647602 $16.59 $5.99 2013
Menander: Dyskolos (Loeb Classical Library) Hardcover 2307102 $78.29 $21.99 1965