Comedy and the Rise of Rome
This volume is an original study of the plays of the two great Roman comic playwrights Plautus and Terence in the context of political and economic change in Rome in the third and second centuries BC. In contrast to the dominant trend of viewing the plays by reference to their largely lost Greek originals, the book adopts a historicist approach that concentrates on their effect on a contemporary audience.
- Electronic book text | 254 pages
- 01 Dec 2004
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
"Leigh's research is painstaking and thorough.... Leigh has written a stimulating study and has amply demonstrated his main thesis."--New England Classical Journal