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Terence Vol. II

Phormio, the Mother-in-Law, the Brothers

Terence( )
Author: Barsby, John
Series title:The Loeb Classical Library
Publication Date:Feb 2002
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $85.00
Book Description:

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.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):11.3 x 16.9 x 2.101 cm
Book Weight:0.308 Kilograms
Author Biography
Barsby, John (Author)
Terence was born in Carthage. As a boy, he was the slave of Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, who educated him and set him free. He was an intimate friend of the younger Scipio and of the elegant poet Laelius. They were the gilded youth of Rome, and Terence's plays were undoubtedly written for this inner circle, not for the vulgar crowd. They were adapted from Menander and other Greek writers of the New Comedy and, in the main, were written seriously on a high literary plane with careful handling of plot and character. The six comedies are all extant. 020

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