* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Terence's life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Terence, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the plays
* Includes Henry Thomas Riley’s celebrated prose translations
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the scenes or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features two bonus biographies - discover Terence's ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE GIRL FROM ANDROS
The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS
THE LIFE OF TERENCE by Suetonius
ROMAN COMEDY AND TERENCE by C. E. Freeman
Terence had a considerable impact on the Revival of Letters; his comedies were studied and were frequently adapted into new works by such men as Steele, Chapman, and, most famously, Molire. Indeed, had there been no Terence, it is doubtful that the Comedy of Manners could have arisen when it did, and all comic writing for the stage, from Moilre through the Restoration drama to the present day, would be diminished for lack of him. Appropriately, the language of this translation is from the Restoration. Graves has based his version on the one made in 1689 by Laurence Echard; he has corrected inaccuracies, eliminated defects and obscurities, but retained the period tone.
Including in this book are the major comedies: The Fair Andrian, The Mother-In-Law, The Self-Tormentor, The Eunuch, The Tricks of Phormio and The Brothers. A close reading of Terence is a fine corrective to any idea that may still be current, about the glory that was Greece and grandeur that was Rome during the Hellenistic period. It is an assurance that in some respects at least, this age is not depraved at all.
Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a distinguished poet, novelist, essayist, critic, classicist and historian and produced over 140 different works. Although briefly, he also served as professor of poetry at the University of Oxford. Some of his most famous works include I, Claudius, Claudius the God, The White Goddess, Lawrence and the Arabs, and The Greek Myths.