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Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier , The Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, The Pot of Gold: "The Braggart Soldier", "The Brothers Menaechmus", "The Haunted House", "The Pot of Gold"

ISBN : 9780199540563

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¥1,639
Author: 
Titus Maccius Plautus; Erich Segal
Pages
288 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 197 mm
Pub date
Apr 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics

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Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humour, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. His introduction considers Plautus' place in ancient comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his power to entertain.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Index: 

The Braggart Soldier
The Brothers Menaechmus
The Haunted House
The Pot of Gold

About the author: 

Erich Segal is Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He was Professor of Classics at Yale and is author of Roman Laughter, a study of Plautus. He also wrote Love Story.

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