Greek and Roman Comedy Translations and Interpretations of Four Representative Plays
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Description: Much of what we know of Greco-Roman comedy comes from the surviving works of just four playwrightsthe Greeks Aristophanes and Menander and the Romans Plautus and Terence. To introduce these authors and their work to students and general readers, this book offers a new, accessible translation of a representative play by each playwright, accompanied by a general introduction to the author' life and times, a scholarly article on a prominent theme in the play, and a bibliography of selected readings about the play and playwright. This range of material, rare in a single volume, provides several reading and teaching options, from the study of a single author to an overview of the entire Classical comedic tradition. The plays have been translated for readability and fidelity to the original text by established Classics scholars. Douglas Olson provides the translation and commentary for Aristophanes' Acharnians, Shawn O'Bryhim for Menander' Dyskolos, George Fredric Franco for Plautus' Casina, and Timothy J. Moore for Terence' Phormio.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 6/15/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
S. Douglas Olson is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota.
|Aristophanes and Athenian Old Comedy|
|The Politics of Comedy and the Problem of the Reception of Aristophanes' Acharnians|
|A Note on the Translation|
|Menander and Greek New Comedy|
|Dance, Old Man, Dance!: The Torture of Knemon in Menander's Dyskolos|
|Dyskolos; or, The Grouch|
|Plautus and Roman New Comedy|
|Cleostrata in Charge: Tradition and Variation in Casina|
|Terence and Roman New Comedy|
|Who Is the Parasite?: Giving and Taking in Phormio|