Plautus and Terence: Five Comedies / Edition 1

Plautus and Terence: Five Comedies / Edition 1

by Deena Berg, Deena Berg, Terence, Terence
     
 

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ISBN-10: 087220362X

ISBN-13: 9780872203624

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one’s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering

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This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one’s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering Diphilius’ play called Synapothnescontes as Three’s a Shroud. . . . Students in schools and colleges will benefit from short introductions to each play, to Roman stage conventions, to different types of Greek and Roman comedy, and there is a note on staging, with a diagram illustrating a typical Roman stage and further diagrams of the basic set for each play. The translators have paid more attention to stage directions than is usually given in translations, because they aim to show how these plays worked. This is a book to be used and enjoyed. --Raymond J. Clark, The Classical Outlook

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872203624
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Sales rank:
723,465
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part one: General topics in the philosophy of science

     1. Scientific Explanation

     2. The Confirmation of Scientific Hypotheses

     3. Realism and the Nature of Theories

     4. Scientific Change: Perspectives and Proposals
 

 Part two: Philosophy of the physical sciences

     5. Philosophy of Space and Time

     6. Determinism in the Physical Sciences
 

Part three: Philosophy of biology and medicine

     7. Philosophy of Biology

     8. Philosophy of Medicine

 
Part four: Philosophy of behavioral and social sciences

     9. Philosophy of Psychology

   10. Android Epistemology: Computation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Philosophy of Science

   11. Philosophy of the Social Sciences

 
Bibliography.

Index.

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