The Flute Girl was a play written by Menander. During the early 16th century, the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze discovered a hidden copy of this book in Constantinople.[1]


This obscure Greek drama from the fourth century BCE, thought lost for over a millennium, contains one of the earliest descriptions of ancient Byzantium, referring to the city as a rowdy port full of drunks and crooks. Whether this was surprising to audiences at the time is unknown, but that this was worth mentioning seems significant of something. Jealousy, perhaps.


  • While a copy of the play is retrieved in-game by Ezio, in real life, the book remains lost, with only fragments of it having survived.