By Theophrastus

Theophrastus' Characters is a suite of thirty brief character-sketches of assorted varieties of people who walked the streets of Athens within the overdue fourth century BC. This version provides a noticeably superior textual content for a distinct paintings which had a profound impression on ecu literature. the interpretation is designed to be readable and divulges the nuances of the unique Greek--through a accomplished observation that clarifies the usually enigmatic references in the textual content.

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