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    Description'I thought you'd do what the common run of slaves normally do, cheating and tricking me because my son's having an affair.' Terence's comedies have provided plots and characters for comic drama from classical times to the present; the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome, he has influenced authors from Moliere and Wycherley to P. G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and boastful soldiers populate his plays, which show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Although they reflect contemporary tensions in Roman society, their insights into human nature and experience make them timeless in their appeal. Peter Brown's lively new translation does full justice to Terence's style and skill as a dramatist. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Comedies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terence
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199556038
    ISBN 10: 0199556032
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, LCO003000
    DC22: 872.01
    Thema V1.0: DD, CF, NHDA
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    11 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    The Girl from Andros ; The Mother-in-Law ; The Self-Tormentor ; The Eunuch ; Phormio ; The Brothers