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The Comedies - (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) by Terence & Peter Brown (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Drama

Sub-Genre: Ancient & Classical

Series Title: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Author: Terence & Peter Brown

Language: English

Street Date: January 1, 2010
TCIN: 78567097
UPC: 9780199556038
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-7956

Description

'I thought you'd do what the common run of slaves normally do, cheating and tricking me because my son's having an affair.'

Terence's comedies have provided plots and characters for comic drama from classical times to the present; the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome, he has influenced authors from Moli�re and Wycherley to P. G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and boastful soldiers populate his plays, which show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Although they reflect contemporary tensions in Roman society, their insights into human nature and experience make them timeless in their appeal. Peter Brown's lively new translation does full justice to Terence's style and skill as a dramatist.

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