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Greek and Roman Comedy Translations and Interpretations of Four Representative Plays

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ISBN-10: 0292760558

ISBN-13: 9780292760554

Edition: 2001

Authors: Shawn O'Bryhim, George Fredric Franko, Timothy J. Moore, S. Douglas Olson, Shawn O'Bryhim

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.07" wide x 9.00" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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
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A Note on the Translation
Menander and Greek New Comedy
Dance, Old Man, Dance!: The Torture of Knemon in Menander's Dyskolos
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Dyskolos; or, The Grouch
Plautus and Roman New Comedy
Cleostrata in Charge: Tradition and Variation in Casina
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Terence and Roman New Comedy
Who Is the Parasite?: Giving and Taking in Phormio
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