the comedies of Plautus and Terence engage directly with the ongoing 2nd century BCE culture wars. As the five plays in this volume collectively demonstrate, complex contemporary issues such as the effect of wealth upon morality, the possibilities forRead Online
Terence, The Comedies Peter Brown is available to download Product Description: Terence (?184-159 BC) was the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome and one of the founding fathers of European comic drama.This material is available do download at niSearch.com on Peter Brown's eBooks, His plays have been imitated by authors as diverse as the nun Hrothswitha in the tenth century and P.Terence, The Comedies Textbook G. Wodehouse in the twentieth. They deal with the love-life of adolescent boys and with associated tensions in their relations with their fathers. They show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and they also portray the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. They are true to universal elements of human experience, and audiences today can readily engage with the issues they raise. This new translation with introduction and explanatory notes aims to convey the liveliness of the plays as pieces written for the theater.