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Epitrepontes (translated as The Arbitration or The Litigants) is an Ancient Greek comedy by Menander, of which only fragments of papyrus were preserved.

Written byMenander
CharactersCharisios, Pamphile


Five months after his wedding, Charisios goes on a business trip. While he was out of town, his wife Pamphile gives birth to a child, who she reluctantly abandons to preserve her reputation and her marriage.


  • Damen, Mark. Reading 5: Greek New Comedy.

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