Plautus: The Comedies Volume II (Complete Roman Drama in Translation)

Plautus: The Comedies Volume II (Complete Roman Drama in Translation)The Works Of Plautus, Writes Palmer Bovie, Mark The Real Beginning Of Roman Literature In These Lively New Translations, Which Effectively Communicate The Vitality And Verve Of The Originals, The Plays Of Plautus Are Accessible To A New GenerationPlays And Translators Volume Amphitryon, Constance Carrier Miles Gloriosus, Erich Segal Captivi, Richard Moore Casina, Richard Beacham Curculio, Henry TaylorVolume Rudens, Constance Carrier Aulularia, Palmer Bovie Bacchides, James Tatum Mercator, George Garrett Truculentus, James Tatum

Titus Maccius Plautus c 254 184 BC , commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period His comedies are the earliest works in Latin literature to have survived in their entirety He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus The word Plautine refers to both Plautus s own works and works similar to or influenced b

[BOOKS] ✸ Plautus: The Comedies Volume II (Complete Roman Drama in Translation) Author Plautus –
  • Paperback
  • 408 pages
  • Plautus: The Comedies Volume II (Complete Roman Drama in Translation)
  • Plautus
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 9780801850578

14 thoughts on “Plautus: The Comedies Volume II (Complete Roman Drama in Translation)

  1. says:

    I picked up Plautus because it was recommended by the lecturer in an audiobook series I had been listening to He likened the Early Roman works by Plautus to the Situation Comedies of the ancient world And I don t think I could give a better description.As someone who hasn t read a lot of ancient plays, I think these plays serve as a good introduction It s interesting to think about what the ancients laughed about, such as slaves getting the better of their masters They re fun and easy to follow, and you don t have to worry about any deep intellectual themes.That doesn t mean that everything is fine and dandy by contemporary standards For example, in the pre action of Mercator or The Merchant the title character falls in love with a girl while on a business trip for his father So, what does he do Well, in the world of Plautus, he buys her, of course In other words, the plays in this collection all have something to do with prostitutes perhaps becoming the virtual master of their customers, or even casual attitudes towards sexual slavery While it is insightful concerning the time of the plays, I m sure this would bother some modern readers.

  2. says:

    You can find my general thoughts about Plautus here The Rope This play of reconciliation and reunion reminds me of Shakespeare s late plays especially The Tempest A storm starts the plot unfolding, and a daughter is reunited with her father, a husband is found, slaves are freed, etc Otherwise, this play is moderately entertaining but not a must read There is an interesting interlude by a fisherman about the struggles of the poor.

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