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The Comedies

Terence
Peter Brown

August 2009

ISBN: 9780199556038

368 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £10.99

Roman playwright Terence is one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation of all six of his comedies brings out their liveliness and performability and sets them in the context of Latin literature and the history of comic drama.

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Roman playwright Terence is one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation of all six of his comedies brings out their liveliness and performability and sets them in the context of Latin literature and the history of comic drama.

  • Terence is one of the founding fathers of European comic drama whose plays have influenced comic plotting to the present day. This new translation brings out their quality as works written for performance.
  • Up-to-date Introduction helps the reader place Terence in the context of Latin literature and the history of comic drama as well as considering ancient attitudes to rape and its prominence in the plays.
  • Helpful explanatory notes gloss allusions and stagecraft.
  • The inclusion of marginal line-numbering to the Latin text makes the edition especially useful for students.

About the Author(s)

Terence

Peter Brown, Lecturer in Classics at Oxford University and Fellow of Trinity College

Table of Contents

    The Girl from Andros
    The Mother-in-Law
    The Self-Tormentor
    The Eunuch
    Phormio
    The Brothers