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The Self-Tormentor

Terence( )
Author: Terence,
Editor: Brothers, A. J.
Series title:Aris and Phillips Classical Texts
Publication Date:Jun 1988
Publisher:Liverpool University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The Self-Tormentor is the most neglected of Terence's six comedies, no full scale edition having appeared in England since the end of the last century; yet it is in many ways the author's most exciting play. The plot, of the "double" type favoured by Terence, is fast-moving, complicated andfull of intrigues masterminded by the ever-optimistic Syrus, who provides one of the best examples of the "cunning slave" of Roman comedy. The presence of the two old men, one the self-tormentor of...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.045 x 8.307 x 0.507 Inches
Book Weight:0.7 Pounds
Author Biography
Terence (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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