A Plautus reader

selections from eleven plays
  • 182 Pages
  • 0.89 MB
  • English
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers , Mundelein, Ill
Plautus, Titus Maccius -- Criticism and interpretation, Latin drama (Co
Statement[edited by] John Henderson.
SeriesBC Latin readers
ContributionsHenderson, John, 1948-
LC ClassificationsPA6568 .A4 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 182 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24044877M
ISBN 100865166943
ISBN 139780865166943
LC Control Number2009043609

Two of their newest contributions include John Henderson's A Plautus Reader: Selections from Eleven Plays and Victoria E. Pagan's A Sallust Reader: Selections from Bellum Catilinae, Bellum Iugurthinum, and Historiae.

The comedic playwright Plautus and the Roman historian Sallust are significant in studying the culture and history of Rome and serve as ideal sources 2/5(1). A Plautus Reader: Selections from Eleven Plays - Ebook written by John Henderson. Read A Plautus reader book book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes.3/5(1). Fans of comedy will be happy to know that the next volume in the series, to be released later this year, will be A Plautus Reader: Selections from Eleven Plays (ISBN ) by John Henderson.

Given the size of these short readers, teachers and professors should find them useful when customizing a course.

Plautus Amphitryo is an excellent example of Roman comedy. This Latin edition includes commentary in English, a supplement, written in the fifteenth century, in place of the scenes lost from the original, notes are on facing pages and in Latin/5. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

BC Latin Readers This little book by John Henderson is intended as an “authoritative introduction” to Plautus for “intermediate or advanced college Latin study.” A very brief introduction is followed by passages from eleven comedies ( lines). The largest part of the book is devoted to a commentary on these passages.

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Titus Maccius Plautus (/ˈplɔːtəs/; c. – BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period.

His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre A Plautus reader book by the innovator of Latin literature, L The Reader View of Wikipedia. One argument states that Plautus writes with originality and creativity—the other, that Plautus is a copycat of Greek New Comedy and that he makes no original contribution to playwriting.

A single reading of the Miles Gloriosus leaves the reader with the notion that the names, place, and play are all Greek, but one must look beyond these superficial interpretations. Miles Gloriosus or "Braggart Warrior" is one of the best-known and liveliest Roman comedies.

It shows Plautus at his ablest in ingenious plot construction, vivid characterization, fast-moving action, and humorous dialogue.

This edition of the Latin text is fully and very helpfully annotated/5. Plautus: Casina. Plautus' Casina is a lively and well composed farce. The plot, which concerns the competition of a father and his son for the same girl and the various scurrilous tricks employed in the process, gives full scope to Plautus' inventiveness and richly comic language.

This edition, first published inwas conceived as a first reader in Roman comedy. Its introduction includes sections on Plautus, on the genre, on the play and its plot, on Plautine language, style and metrics.

Annotation and a full vocabulary aid the beginning reader. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Appendices: A. The development of constructions as illustrated by PlautusB. Plautus and the Romance languagesPages: See all books authored by Plautus, including Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier, The Brothers Menaechmus, The Haunted House, The Pot of Gold (Oxford World's Classics), and Five Comedies: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe (Hackett Publishing Co.), and more on Six plays of Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Connecting readers with great books since Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes.

Customer service is our top. An important addition to contemporary scholarship on Plautus and Plautine comedy, provides new essays and fresh insights from leading scholars A Companion to Plautusis a collection of original essays on the celebrated Old Latin period playwright.

A brilliant comic poet, Plautus moved beyond writing Latin versions of Greek plays to create a uniquely Roman cultural. New Book Alerts is an online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds.

If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “borrow” to place a hold on the item right away. ABOUT DEAR READER. InSuzanne Beecher discovered a way to get. Chapters organized thematically offer multiple perspectives on individual plays and enable readers to gain a deeper understanding of Plautus’ reflection of, and influence on Roman society.

Topics include metatheater and improvisation in Plautus, the textual tradition of Plautus, trends in Plautus Translation, and modern reception in theater. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Menaechmi by Titus Maccius Plautus; 41 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Latin drama (Comedy), Drama, Problems, exercises, Readers, Latin language, Comedy, Criticism and interpretation, Sources, Latin language materials.

Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine s himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humour, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius.4/5(1).

The Pot of Gold book report - book summary, characters analysis, Plautus biography. Read a play where the main motives are greed, cheapness and gold. In The Rope—regarded by many as the best of Plautus’ plays—the shipwreck of a pimp and his slaves leads to the touching reunion of a father and his daughter, while Amphitryo, Plautus’s only excursion into divine mythology, offers a cheerful account of.

Plautus (Titus Maccius), born about BCE at Sarsina in Umbria, went to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, then turned to writing comedies.

Twenty-one plays by Plautus have survived (one is incomplete). The basis of all is a free translation from comedies by such writers as Menander, Diphilus, and : Titus Maccius Plautus.

Plautus' Amphitruo is the sole specimen of mythological burlesque in ancient comedy to come down to us in nearly complete form. This sex farce delighted Roman audiences and readers for centuries and continues to inspire adaptations to this day.

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Dr. Plautus, (born c. bce, Sarsina, Umbria?[Italy]—died bce), great Roman comic dramatist, whose works, loosely adapted from Greek plays, established a truly Roman drama in the Latin language. Life. Little is known for certain about the life and personality of Plautus, who ranks with Terence as one of the two great Roman comic dramatists.

His work, moreover, presents. The play Pseudolus provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices.

Plautus Reader by John Henderson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3). Cistellaria is a comedic Latin play by the early Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus. Translations. English translation by Henry Thomas Riley at Perseus: Cistellaria; Wolfang de Melo, ; ReferencesSetting: Sicyon.

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Titus Maccius Plautus is the biggest Roman comedy writer. He lived between and BC. He worked as a stage worker, actor in Rome and then he got himself into some debts and became a slave.

Plautus style, filled with folk talk and jokes, became a role model to many other writers. Plautus’s broad humor, shown in some of the earliest surviving Latin plays, reflects Roman manners and contemporary life. This briliant collection includes: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

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