The works of Terence have been part of the world's heritage of dramatic literature of more than two thousand years--and they are still being staged and enjoyed.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Oxford World's Classics Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Terence (c.186-159) was born at Carthage of Libyan parentage, and was brought Rome as a young slave. According to Roman tradition his talents and good looks won him an education, manumissions, and entry to a patrician literary circle, with whose encouragement he wrote six Latin plays, modelled on Greek New Comedy. Only one, The Eunuch, was a popular success in his lifetime but he was read and admired in Roman times and became the main influence on Renaissance comedy.
Betty Radice (1912-1985) was one of the greatest translators of her lifetime, and translated many titles for the Penguin Classics including Erasmus's Praise of Folly and Livy.