Four Roman comedies

Publisher: Methuen Drama in London

Written in English
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  • Latin drama (Comedy) -- Translations into English.

Edition Notes

Statementintroduced by J. Michael Walton.
GenreTranslations into English.
ContributionsPlautus, Titus Maccius., Terence., Walton, J. Michael, 1939-, McLeish, Kenneth, 1940-, Sargent, Michael., Beacham, Richard C.
LC ClassificationsPA6165 .F68 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxi, 280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3748459M
ISBN 100413772969
LC Control Number2003430388

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Four essential classic plays with an introduction by the editor The comedies of Plautus and Terence are all that survive to us of a great age of Roman comedy theatre.

Collected here are four important plays that offer a unique insight into everyday life in ancient Rome, whilst maintaining a pivotal influence over the theatre of the present day/5.

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