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Loeb Classical Library #22: the Woman of Andros. the Self-tormentor. the Eunuch

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Terence brought to the Roman stage a bright comic voice and a refined sense of style. His six comedies--first produced in the half dozen years before his premature death in 159 BCE--were imaginatively reformulated in Latin plays written by Greek playwrights, especially Menander. For this new Loeb Classical Library edition of Terence, John Barsby gives us a faithful and lively translation with full explanatory notes, facing a freshly edited Latin text.

Volume I contains a substantial introduction and three plays: The Woman of Andros, a romantic comedy; The Self-Tormentor, which looks at contrasting father-son relationships; and The Eunuch, whose characters include the most sympathetically drawn courtesan in Roman comedy. The other three plays are in Volume II: Phormio, a comedy of intrigue with an engaging trickster; The Mother-in-Law, unique among Terence's plays in that the female characters are the admirable ones; and The Brothers, which explores contrasting approaches to parental education of sons.

The Romans highly praised Terence--"whose speech can charm, whose every word delights," in Cicero's words. This new edition of his plays, which replaces the now outdated Loeb translation by John Sargeaunt (first published in 1912), succeeds in capturing his polished style and appeal.

Synopsis:

The six plays by Terence (died 159 BCE), all extant, imaginatively reformulate Greek New Comedy in realistic scenes and refined Latin. They include Phormio, a comedy of intrigue and trickery; The Brothers, which explores parental education of sons; and The Eunuch, which presents the most sympathetically drawn courtesan in Roman comedy.

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Sargeaunt (first published in 1912), succeeds in capturing his polished style and appeal.

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Terence came to Rome from North Africa as a slave in the household of a senator who freed him. His six plays (all of them extant), first performed in the 160s B.C. in Rome, were all based on New Comedy models--like other Roman comedies of the time. In contrast to the exuberance and buffoonery of Plautus, Terence gives us realistic scenes and witty, refined Latin.

About the Author

John Barsby is Professor of Classics at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Woman of Andros

The Self-Tormentor

The Eunuch

Metrical Analysis

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674995970
Editor:
Barsby, John
Translator:
Barsby, John
Translator:
Barsby, John
Editor:
Barsby, John
Author:
Barsby, John
Author:
Terence
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Terence
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
December 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 oz

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Product details 464 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674995970 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The six plays by Terence (died 159 BCE), all extant, imaginatively reformulate Greek New Comedy in realistic scenes and refined Latin. They include Phormio, a comedy of intrigue and trickery; The Brothers, which explores parental education of sons; and The Eunuch, which presents the most sympathetically drawn courtesan in Roman comedy.
"Synopsis" by , Sargeaunt (first published in 1912), succeeds in capturing his polished style and appeal.
"Synopsis" by , Terence came to Rome from North Africa as a slave in the household of a senator who freed him. His six plays (all of them extant), first performed in the 160s B.C. in Rome, were all based on New Comedy models--like other Roman comedies of the time. In contrast to the exuberance and buffoonery of Plautus, Terence gives us realistic scenes and witty, refined Latin.
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