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Miles Gloriosus

ISBN-10: 0674574370
ISBN-13: 9780674574373
Edition: 2nd 1963
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Description: 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 characterisation, fast moving action and humorous dialogue.

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Book details

List price: $28.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1963
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/25/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

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 characterisation, fast moving action and humorous dialogue.

Mason Hammond was born on February 14, 1903, in Boston, Mass., the son of Samuel and Grace Hammond. He began his college education at Harvard University in the mid-1920s and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. After earning his bachelor's degree, Hammond returned to the U.S. and began teaching Greek, Latin, and History at Harvard University, where he eventually became an Emeritus Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature. Using his expertise in Languages and Classical Studies, Hammond started writing shortly after beginning his teaching career. His first book, The Augustan Principate, was published by Harvard University Press in 1933. Hammond's other books include City-State and World-State in Greek and Roman Political Theory until Augustus and The Antonine Monarchy. Also the co-author of Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students and co-editor of revised editions of Plautus's Menaechmi and Miles Gloriosus, Hammond is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow.

Introduction
Greek Tragedy Origins (Attic and Dorian) of Comedy Old, Middle, and New Attic Comedy
Roman Drama
Native Italic drama Earliest Latin writers of drama Plautus' life Plautus' plays: dates, Greek tone, contaminatio
Roman drama after Plautus Later influence of Roman comedy
Stage and Production
Greek theaters Roman theaters and stage setting
Production: occasions, actors, costumes, music (cantica and diuerbia), instruments Act and scene divisions, didascaliae, argumenta, prologues
The Miles: date, Greek original, plot, unified by Palaestrio, moralizing passages, entrances and exits, Roman allusions, later influence
Meters
Rhythm, ictus and accent, length of syllables, metrical substitution, metrical feet, caesura and diaeresis
Trochaic septenarius Iambic senarius and septenarius Anapaestic septenarius Index of meters
Language
General Prosody: accent and ictus, elision, prodelision of es and est, crasis, hiatus, synizesis, iambic shortening, suppression of final -A?
Final -s need not make position, shift of ictus on the same forms Words borrowed from Greek Poetic devices: alliteration, assonance, wordplay, metaphors
Constructions: genitives, parataxis, parenthetical words, directional adverbs in -??, fui for sum in perfect passive Stem variations: -??- for -?<-, -ei- for -1-, -1for 4-, -??- for 4-, -cl-/-pl- for -eul-/-pul-, -??s and -??m for -as and -urn, deuces and cassabant, ap-/op- for ab-lob- Case forms of declensions: mers and lacte, -at for -ae, -urn for -orum, -din the ablative and accusative
Pronouns: intensive endings, forms of is, quis feminine, qui ablative and adverb, demonstratives with -ce, ecce, ecquis
Verb stems: contracted perfects, -ss- in perfect, -s- in future and perfect, aio, fio
Verbal endings: -ier in passive infinitive, -ibo in future, dic, due, fac, and fer, c?<d??, -i- in perfect. c-cm. Forms of sum.
Text
Manuscripts and text of Plautus Editions on which this edition is based
Bibliographical Suggestions
Bibliography General Translations Theater New Comedy Roman comedy Plautine chronology Plautus' originality Dramatic technique Language Meter Manuscripts Later influence
Text and Notes

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