A comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars in the field that address, in a single volume, several key issues in interpreting Terence offering a detailed study of Terence s plays and situating them in their socio-historical context, as well as documenting their reception through to present day The first comprehensive collection of essays on Terence in English, by leading scholars in the field Covers a range of topics, including both traditional and modern concerns of gender, race, and reception Features a wide-ranging but interconnected series of essays that offer new perspectives in interpreting Terence Includes an introduction discussing the life of Terence, its impact on subsequent studies of the poet, and the question of his ethnicity
Antony Augoustakis is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (2010) and Plautus' Mercator (2009). Ariana Traill is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Women and the Comic Plot in Menander (2008) and numerous articles on Greek and Roman comedy and its reception.
Notes on Contributors viii Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 Antony Augoustakis and Ariana Traill PART I Terence and Ancient Comedy 15 1. Terence and Greek New Comedy 17 Peter Brown 2. Terence and the Traditions of Roman New Comedy 33 George Fredric Franko 3. Terence and Non-Comic Intertexts 52 Alison Sharrock 4. Fabula Stataria: Language and Humor in Terence 69 Heather Vincent 5. Meter and Music 89 Timothy J. Moore PART II Contexts and Themes 111 6. Terence and the Scipionic Grex 113 Daniel P. Hanchey 7. opera in bello, in otio, in negotio: Terence and Rome in the 160s bce 132 John H. Starks, Jr. 8. Religious Ritual and Family Dynamics in Terence 156 T.H.M. Gellar-Goad 9. Gender and Sexuality in Terence 175 Sharon L. James 10. Family and Household in the Comedies of Terence 195 Z.M. Packman 11. Masters and Slaves 211 Evangelos Karakasis PART III The Plays 223 12. Andria 225 Robert Germany 13. Heauton Timorumenos 243 Eckard Lef evre 14. Eunuchus 262 David M. Christenson 15. Phormio 281 Stavros Frangoulidis 16. Hecyra 295 Ortwin Knorr 17. Adelphoe 318 Ariana Traill PART IV Reception 341 18. History of the Text and Scholia 343 Benjamin Victor 19. Terence in Latin Literature from the Second Century bce to the Second Century ce 363 Roman Muller 20. Terence in Late Antiquity 380 Andrew Cain 21. Hrotsvit of Gandersheim Christianizes Terence 397 Antony Augoustakis 22. Thou shalt present me as an eunuch to him : Terence in Early Modern England 410 Martine van Elk 23. mulier inopia et cognatorum neglegentia coacta: Thornton Wilder s Tragic Take on The Woman of Andros 429 Mathias Hanses 24. Terence in Translation 446 John Barsby 25. Performing Terence (and Hrotsvit) Now 466 Mary-Kay Gamel References 482 General Index 515 Index Locorum 523