Terence: The Brothers

A. S. Gratwick

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ISBN: 9780856683152

Publication: January 1, 1987

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"Terence's Brothers was put on in Rome in 160 B.C. when 'captive Greece was capturing her ruffian conqueror and bringing style to barnyard Latium', when Cato the Elder, still vigorous at 74, was defending 'the ways of our Roman ancestors' with pen and voice, and fourteen years before the destruction of Carthage and Corinth which marked a new epoch in Roman history. It is the latest surviving example of comoedia palliata, and for sustained verve, variety, characterization, and substance it is perhaps the most accomplished of the genre as we know it, as well as a document of the blending of Greek and Roman not yet quite complete. The play deals with a perennial domestic problem - how fathers should relate to teenage children - and raises the wider question of ends and means in education. Latin text with facing-page translation.

Introduction: I. Terence and Menander II. The Action of Terence's Brothers III. The Roman Context of Brothers IV. Character and Sterotype in Terence V. The Exposition in Terance and Menander VI. The Middle of the Play: Menander, acts II-IV VII. Micio, Demea, and the ends of the two plays VIII. Menander's Scenario Text and translation Commentary Appendix I-IV Index locorum Topical Index

This is a very important work. It must be noticed not simply as an edition for young students, but as a challenge to most peoples received notions about Terence: his text, his metre, and his ways of dealing with his material. Everybody interested at all in New Comedy should acquire a copy at once."
 

Format: Hardback

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780856683152

Publication: January 1, 1987

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