The Comedies

The Comedies


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The Comedies by Terence, Peter Brown

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780192823991
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/09/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 368
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.

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