Plautus: v.1: The Comedies

Plautus: v.1: The Comedies

Paperback Plautus (Paperback)

By (author) Titus Maccius Plautus, Volume editor David R. Slavitt, Volume editor Palmer Bovie

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  • Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 388 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 227mm x 21mm | 526g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0801850711
  • ISBN 13: 9780801850714
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,035,306

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"The works of Plautus," writes Palmer Bovie, "mark the real beginning of Roman literature." In these lively new translations, which effectively communicate the vitality and verve of the originals, the plays of Plautus are accessible to a new generation. Plays and translators: Volume 1: Amphitryon, Constance Carrier. Miles Gloriosus, Erich Segal. Captivi, Richard Moore. Casina, Richard Beacham. Curculio, Henry Taylor Volume 2: Rudens, Constance Carrier. Aulularia, Palmer Bovie. Bacchides, James Tatum. Mercator, George Garrett. Truculentus, James Tatum

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Poet, novelist, and critic David R. Slavitt has published more than fifty books and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. Palmer Bovie has published many translations of classical Roman literature, including The Georgics of Virgil and The Satires and Epistles of Horace.

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Plays and translators: 'Amphitryon,' Constance Carrier . 'Miles Gloriosus,' Erich Segal . 'Captivi,' Richard Moore . 'Casina,' Richard Beacham . 'Curculio,' Henry Taylor