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Terence, II, Phormio. The Mother-in-Law. The Brothers (Loeb Classical Library)

Terence, II, Phormio. The Mother-in-Law. The Brothers (Loeb Classical Library)
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Loeb Classical Library (506 items)
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Description: Terence brought to the Roman stage a bright comic voice and a refined sense of style. His six comedies--first produced in the half dozen years before his premature death in 159 BCE--were imaginatively reformulated in Latin plays written by Greek playwrights, especially Menander. For this new Loeb Classical Library edition of Terence, John Barsby gives us a faithful and lively translation with full explanatory notes, facing a freshly edited Latin text. Volume I contains a substantial introduction and three plays: The Woman of Andros, a romantic comedy; The Self-Tormentor, which looks at contrasting father-son relationships; a ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
Release date: 9 November 2001
ISBN-10 : 0674995988 | ISBN-13: 9780674995987
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"The other three plays are in Volume II: Phormio, a comedy of intrigue with an engaging trickster; The Mother-in-Law, unique among Terence's plays in that the female characters are the admirable ones; and The Brothers, which explores contrasting approaches to parental education of sons."

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