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Amphitryon. The Comedy of Asses. The Pot of Gold. The Two Bacchises. The Captives ( Plautus Wolfgang de Melo (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Harvard University Press, 2011) 9780674996533
Amphitryon. The Comedy of Asses. The Pot of Gold. The Two Bacchises. The Captives ( Plautus Wolfgang de Melo (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Harvard University Press, 2011) 9780674996533
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Title: Amphitryon. The Comedy of Asses. The Pot of Gold. The Two Bacchises. The Captives

Author: Plautus, Wolfgang de Melo (ed)

Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674996533

Volumes: 1; Pages: 534

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The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205-184 B.C.E, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Moli�re to modern times. This first volume of a new Loeb edition of all 21 of Plautus's 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's ouvre 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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