Rome and the Mysterious Orient by Plautus
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Rome and the Mysterious Orient
By Plautus

Rome and the Mysterious Orient

Three Plays by Plautus

By (author) See other recent books by Plautus
Introduction by Amy Richlin See other recent books by Amy Richlin
Translated by Amy Richlin See other recent books by Amy Richlin
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $44.95
Your Price: $40.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Rome and the Mysterious Orient by Plautus

Book Description

Still funny after two thousand years, the Roman playwright Plautus wrote around 200 B.C.E., a period when Rome was fighting neighbors on all fronts, including North Africa and the Near East. These three plays - originally written for a wartime audience of refugees, POWs, soldiers and veterans, exiles, immigrants, people newly enslaved in the wars, and citizens - tap into the mix of fear, loathing, and curiosity with which cultures, particularly Western and Eastern cultures, often view each other, always a productive source of comedy. These current, accessible, and accurate translations have replaced terms meaningful only to their original audience, such as references to Roman gods, with a hilarious, inspired sampling of American popular culture - from songs to movie stars to slang. Matching the original Latin line for line, this volume captures the full exuberance of Plautus's street language, bursting with puns, learned allusions, ethnic slurs, dirty jokes, and profanities, as it brings three rarely translated works - "Weevil (Curculio)", "Iran Man (Persa)", and "Towelheads (Poenulus)" - to a wide contemporary audience. Richlin's erudite introduction sets these plays within the context of the long history of East-West conflict and illuminates the role played by comedy and performance in imperialism and colonialism. She has also provided detailed and wide-ranging contextual introductions to the individual plays, as well as extensive notes, which, together with these superb and provocative translations, will bring Plautus alive for a new generation of readers and actors.

Buy Rome and the Mysterious Orient book by Plautus from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780520242753
ISBN-10: 0520242750
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Plautus

Selections from Plautus by Plautus Selections from Plautus, Paperback (August 2013)

Originally published in 1924, this book contains the Latin text of extracts from the works of the Roman comic Plautus.

Roman Comedy: Five Plays by Plautus and Terence by Plautus 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.

Classical Comedy by Plautus Classical Comedy, Paperback (September 2006)

Brings together the works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' "Birds", and Menander's "The Girl from Samos"; and two Roman comic plays: Plautus' "The Brothers Menaechmus" and Terence's double love-plot, "The Eunuch". Together, these four plays demonstrate the development of Classical comedy.

» View all books by Plautus

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Rome and the Mysterious Orient book by Plautus and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Plautus

Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles, is author of The Garden of Priapus: Sexuality and Aggression in Roman Humor (revised edition, 1992), editor of Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome (1992), and coeditor, with Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, of Feminist Theory and the Classics (1993).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Plautus close
Selections from Plautus by Plautus
Menaechmi by Plautus
Roman Comedy: Five Plays by Plautus and Terence by Plautus
Classical Comedy by Plautus
Amphitryo by Plautus
Plautus: Amphitruo by Plautus
Captivi by Plautus
»
Recent books by Amy Richlin close
Marcus Aurelius in Love by Amy Richlin
Rome and the Mysterious Orient by Amy Richlin
Feminist Theory and the Classics by Amy Richlin
Garden of Priapus by Amy Richlin
Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome by Amy Richlin
»
Recent books by Amy Richlin close
Marcus Aurelius in Love by Amy Richlin
Rome and the Mysterious Orient by Amy Richlin
Feminist Theory and the Classics by Amy Richlin
Garden of Priapus by Amy Richlin
Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome by Amy Richlin
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close