Amphitryon: v. 1 WITH The Comedy of Asses AND The Pot of Gold AND The Two Bacchises AND The Captives (Loeb Classical Library 60)

Amphitryon: v. 1 WITH The Comedy of Asses AND The Pot of Gold AND The Two Bacchises AND The Captives (Loeb Classical Library 60)

By: Titus Maccius Plautus (author), Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo (editor_and_translator)Hardback

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The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205-184 BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Moliere to modern times. This first volume of a new Loeb edition of all 21 of Plautus' extant comedies presents "Amphitruo", "Asinaria", "Aulularia", "Bacchides", and "Captivi" with freshly edited texts, lively modern translations, and ample explanatory notes. Accompanying the plays is a detailed introduction to Plautus' oeuvre as a whole, discussing his techniques of translation and adaptation, his use of Roman humor, stage conventions, language and meter, and his impact on the Greco-Roman comedic theater and beyond.

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About Author

Wolfgang de Melo is Professor of Latin and Greek at Ghent University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780674996533
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9780674996533
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0674996534
  • translations: Latin

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