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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.
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.
Table of Contents
The ComediesPreface and Acknowledgments
The Girl From Andros
Appendix A: 'The Life of Terrence' by Suetonius
Appendix B: The Order and Dates of the Plays