By (author) Terence
Translated by Late Betty Radice
Introduction by Late Betty Radice
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Comedies by Terence
Book DescriptionThe Roman dramatist Terence (c. 186-159 BC) adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots. In his romantic play, The Girl from Andros, Terence portrays a love affair saved by a startling discovery. The Self-Tormentor focusses on a man's remorse after sending his son to war, and The Eunuch depicts a case of mistaken identity. Phormio is as rich in intrigue as a French farce, while The Mother-in-Law shows two families striving to save a marriage and The Brothers contrasts strict and lenient upbringings. With their tight plots and spare dialogue, Terence gave his plays a sense of humanity that became a model in the Renaissance and greatly influenced Moliere.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140443240
(1mm x 1mm x 1mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terence
Terence: Hecyra, Paperback (November 2013)
Commentary providing firm grounding in matters of language and text while addressing major literary, dramatic and historical questions.
Adelphoe of Terence; With Introduction, Notes, and Critical Appendix, Paperback / softback (July 2012)
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Roman Comedy: Five Plays by Plautus and Terence, Paperback (January 2010)
English translations of five plays by two of its best practicioners of Roman comedy, Plautus and Terence. The plays, Menaechmi, Rudens, Truculentus, Adelphoe, and Eunuchus, provide an introduction to the world of Roman comedy.
Comedies, Paperback (August 2009)» View all books by Terence
Roman playwright Terence is one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation of all six of his comedies brings out their liveliness and performability and sets them in the context of Latin literature and the history of comic drama.
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Author Biography - Terence
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 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. She died in 1985.
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