T. Macci Plavti Fabvlarvm reliqviae Ambrosianae: codicis rescripti Ambrosiani apographvm

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Weidmann
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Dec 31, 1889
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524
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Latin
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 The Roman playwright Plautus wrote comedies that are the earliest Latin literary texts to have survived in their entirety.  Loosely adapted from lost Greek plays, the works of Plautus helped establish a truly Roman drama in the Latin language for the first time. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Plautus’ complete extant works, with relevant illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plautus’ life and works

* Features the complete extant works of Plautus, in both English translation and the original Latin

* All 20 extant plays

* Concise introductions to the plays

* Features translations by Henry Thomas Riley 

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the acts you want to read with individual contents tables

* Includes Plautus’ rare plays, first time in digital print

* Features a bonus biography – discover Plautus’ ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Translations

AMPHITRYON

ASINARIA

AULULARIA

BACCHIDES

CAPTIVI

CASINA

CISTELLARIA

CURCULIO

EPIDICUS

MENAECHMI

MERCATOR

MILES GLORIOSUS

MOSTELLARIA

PERSA

POENULUS

PSEUDOLUS

RUDENS

STICHUS

TRINUMMUS

TRUCULENTUS


The Latin Texts

LIST OF LATIN TEXTS


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO PLAUTUS by Paul Nixon


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Still funny after two thousand years, the Roman playwright Plautus wrote around 200 B.C.E., a period when Rome was fighting neighbors on all fronts, including North Africa and the Near East. These three plays—originally written for a wartime audience of refugees, POWs, soldiers and veterans, exiles, immigrants, people newly enslaved in the wars, and citizens—tap into the mix of fear, loathing, and curiosity with which cultures, particularly Western and Eastern cultures, often view each other, always a productive source of comedy. These current, accessible, and accurate translations have replaced terms meaningful only to their original audience, such as references to Roman gods, with a hilarious, inspired sampling of American popular culture—from songs to movie stars to slang. Matching the original Latin line for line, this volume captures the full exuberance of Plautus's street language, bursting with puns, learned allusions, ethnic slurs, dirty jokes, and profanities, as it brings three rarely translated works—Weevil (Curculio), Iran Man (Persa), and Towelheads (Poenulus)—to a wide contemporary audience.

Richlin's erudite introduction sets these plays within the context of the long history of East-West conflict and illuminates the role played by comedy and performance in imperialism and colonialism. She has also provided detailed and wide-ranging contextual introductions to the individual plays, as well as extensive notes, which, together with these superb and provocative translations, will bring Plautus alive for a new generation of readers and actors.
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