Four Comedies by Titus Maccius Plautus
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Four Comedies
By Titus Maccius Plautus

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"

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Four Comedies by Titus Maccius Plautus

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199540563
ISBN-10: 019954056X
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Menaechmi by Titus Maccius Plautus Menaechmi, Paperback (March 2015)

Originally published in 1919, this book contains an edited edition of the Latin text of Plautus' comedy Menaechmi.

Stichus. Three-Dollar Day. Truculentus. The Tale of a Traveling-Bag. Fragments by Titus Maccius Plautus Stichus. Three-Dollar Day. Truculentus. The Tale of a Traveling-Bag. Fragments, Hardback (May 2013)

The comedies of Plautus are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Moliere to modern times. This fifth volume of a new Loeb edition of all twenty-one of Plautus's extant comedies includes lively modern translations, introductions, and ample explanatory notes.

Little Carthaginian. Pseudolus. The Rope by Titus Maccius Plautus Little Carthaginian. Pseudolus. The Rope, Hardback (May 2012)

The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205--184 bc, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Moliere to modern times. This volume presents three of the twenty-one plays in new translation.

Merchant, The Braggart Soldier, The Ghost, The Persian by Titus Maccius Plautus Merchant, The Braggart Soldier, The Ghost, The Persian, Hardback (November 2011)

The comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205--184BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Moliere to modern times. Twenty-one of his plays are extant.

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Author Biography - Titus Maccius Plautus

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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