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The Comedies

ISBN : 9780199556038

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¥1,826
Author: 
Terence; Peter Brown
Pages
368 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
131 x 197 mm
Pub date
Aug 2009
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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I thought you'd do what the common run of slaves normally do, cheating and tricking me because my son's having an affair.'

Terence's comedies have provided plots and characters for comic drama from classical times to the present; the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome, he has influenced authors from Moliere and Wycherley to P. G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and boastful soldiers populate his plays, which show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Although they reflect contemporary tensions in Roman society, their insights into human nature and experience make them timeless in their appeal. Peter Brown's lively new translation does full justice to Terence's style and skill as a dramatist.

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Index: 

The Girl from Andros
The Mother-in-Law
The Self-Tormentor
The Eunuch
Phormio
The Brothers

About the author: 

Peter Brown, Lecturer in Classics at Oxford University and Fellow of Trinity College

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