Plautus: Bacchides

J. A. Barsby

£55.00
- +

ISBN: 9780856682261

Publication: December 1, 1986

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

In the USA? Buy the Hardback US edition
Plautus' Bacchides is one of the best and most typical of his plays which in its treatment of character, theme and dialogue provides an excellent introduction to Plautus. Since the rediscovery of a passage from its Greek model, Menander's Dis Exapaton, it is now in the fore-front of scholarly discussion as direct comparisons can now be made of style and methods. The line-by-line verse translation aims to reproduce the sense and also to represent Plautus' linguistic liveliness and metrical variety, while the commentary explores the literary and dramatic qualities of the play in the light of modern scholarship. The Dis Exapaton fragment is given in text and translation. Latin text with facing-page translation, introduction and commentary.

Preface Introduction: 1. Plautus and his background 2. Platus and Greek new comedy 3. Native Italian influences 4. Theatrical conditions 5. Language and style 6. Metre 7. Text 8. Translation 9. Commentary Select bibliography Text and translation Commentary Appendix Index

Format: Hardback

202 Pages

ISBN: 9780856682261

Publication: December 1, 1986

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

Related products

Scroll to top