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Five Comedies by Plautus and Terence: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe

Five Comedies by Plautus and Terence: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe - 99 edition

Five Comedies by Plautus and Terence: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780872203624

ISBN10: 087220362X

Five Comedies by Plautus and Terence: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe by Plautus, Terence, Deena Berg and Douglass Parker - ISBN 9780872203624
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
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International: No
Five Comedies by Plautus and Terence: Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe by Plautus, Terence, Deena Berg and Douglass Parker - ISBN 9780872203624

ISBN13: 9780872203624

ISBN10: 087220362X


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Summary

''Deena Berg and Douglass Parker's Plautus and Terence: Five Comedies is a fascinating postmodernist rendition of some of the most postmodernist -- metatheatrical, self-referential, sophisticated, stylized -- literature classical antiquity has to offer. The sparkling and eminently performable translations are a hard act to precede, but the translator's delightful introductions are a worthy match for their subjects. . . . Highly recommended.''

--John Wright, Northwestern University

"These witty, fast-moving translations of Roman comedy capture the spirit and sense of their originals in a mixture of Roman and contemporary cultural idiom. Berg's Terence is, as Quintillian put it, ''elegantissima''; Parker's jazzy ''cantica'' in the Bacchides are hilarious, and his pseudo-Plautine reconstruction of the missing first act is an imitative tour de force.''

--Eleanor W. Leach, Indiana University