T. Macci Plauti Comoediae by Titus Maccius PlautusT. Macci Plauti Comoediae by Titus Maccius Plautus

T. Macci Plauti Comoediae

byTitus Maccius PlautusEditorFriedrich Wilhelm Ritschl

Paperback | July 8, 2010

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The foundation for the modern study of Titus Maccius Plautus rests on this monumental four-volume edition, begun by the eminent German philologist Friedrich Ritschl and completed by his colleagues Gustav Loewe, Georg Goetz, and Fritz Schöll. Scrupulously edited from existing manuscripts, including the famed Ambrosian palimpsest, this edition offers valuable insights into the metrics, literary and historical contexts, and textual history of the Latin comedic playwright. Volume 2 (1881-1884) includes editions of Aulularia, Amphitryon, Mercator, Stichus, and Poenulus. Each play is provided with a thorough preface, analysing the work's structures and themes and explaining its reconstruction from manuscript. A central contribution to the study of Plautine drama, Ritschl's Comoediae is also a remarkable achievement of textual criticism, a model of nineteenth-century philology at its most ambitious.
Plautus and Terence used stock characters (the young lovers, the clever slave, the irate father) and devices (mistaken identity), but each handled these conventions in his own distinct manner. Plautus was the son of a poor Umbrian farmer who may have fought in the Second Punic War. The playwright Plautus is said to have been a popular ...
Title:T. Macci Plauti ComoediaeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:728 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.46 inPublished:July 8, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1108015638

ISBN - 13:9781108015639


Table of Contents

Aulularia edited by Georg Goetz; Amphitruo edited by Georg Goetz and Gustav Loewe; Mercator edited by Friedrich Ritschl, revised by Georg Goetz; Stichus edited by Friedrich Ritschl, revised by Georg Goetz; Poenlus edited by Friedrich Ritschl, revised by Georg Goetz and Gustav Loewe.