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Terence: Adelphoe: TERENCE

byTerenceEditorR. H. Martin, P. E. Easterling

Paperback | May 28, 1976

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The Adelphoe (The Brothers) of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander. The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son. In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusses the background of the Adelphoe. There is also a section on metre and scansion and a short analysis of the textual tradition. The full and detailed commentary, besides elucidating the text, seeks at all times to help the reader to understand the work as a play to be enjoyed. The edition is intended for use by students at school and university and for anyone wishing to read and appreciate the play in the original.
Terence was born in Carthage. As a boy, he was the slave of Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, who educated him and set him free. He was an intimate friend of the younger Scipio and of the elegant poet Laelius. They were the gilded youth of Rome, and Terence's plays were undoubtedly written for this inner circle, not for the vulgar cr...
Title:Terence: Adelphoe: TERENCEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.63 inPublished:May 28, 1976Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521290015

ISBN - 13:9780521290012


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Commentary; Appendices; Bibliography; Index to the commentary.