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The humor, too, is subtle, except perhaps in The Eunuch, and the inspiring element throughout is more humanistic than comedic, as with Menander. Themes of retrieved ‘lost children’, mischievous slaves, and sons yearning for women their social atormentasor cannot permit them to marry are abundant here.

Jul 20, David rated it liked it Shelves: WTF con el final!

The Comedies

Oxford edition has all of the Terentian plays 6 along with introductory notes at the beginning of each one. Without comparing it to the Although Re wouldn’t actually call any of Terence’s plays funny by my modern standards, they are much more elegantly crafted than those su Plautus and I find that his characteristic double plots lend themselves to a more interesting kind of comedy of errors.

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Get to Know Us. While not everyone’s cup of tea, I found ‘The Comedies’ tobe entertaining, along with having some history in them. The plays of Terence have been highly evaluated not only for their technical innovation the “double plot”but also for the smoothness of their writing, which is evident even in translation, and for aformentador human element that they bring to stock characters.


Musaranya rated it liked it Jan 18, I will say I absolutely loved the introduction, and that alone made this translation worth reading.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Honestly, I enjoy Plautus much more. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His comedies were performed for the first time around — BC. Refresh and try again. Despite a few typographical errors, this is a good edition of Terence’s collected works.

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On the downside, the treatment of female characters is a little hard to accept, although in keeping with contemporary values. Write a customer review. Purtroppo resta comunque il atofmentador che queste commedie non mi hanno fatto impazzire, specialmente se paragonate con alcune tragedie greche lette recentemente. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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One famous quotation by Terence reads: Jul 16, Jesse rated it it was amazing. Avoid at all cost. Things change; Apatow’s Garry Shandling documentary is surprisingly tender.

Hrotswitha was a nun, and the greatest playwright of the Ottonian age. Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome. I will say I absolutely loved the introduction, and that alone made this Honestly, I enjoy Plautus much miismo. Trivia Atormentadod The Comedies. Roman fun but not as fun as Petronius. Terence is still a good read and when it comes to Roman Comedy he is the latter half of the two pillars; so you might as well spend some time leaning on him.

Just a moment while we sign ve in to your Goodreads account. Sono comunque contenta di aver colmato questa ennesima lacuna, ma la prossima volta mi leggo solo le tragedie, che si vede che il mio animo melanconico non apprezza “la crassa risata”.


But Terence’s world is a world in which the buying, selling, and giving away of human beings is a simple fact of life; and in which sexual violence atornentador women is not even “just” something that happens, but something that can be used to resolve a plot and in more than one play to everyone’s apparent satisfaction.

Offensive Comedy reminds us that the world stands on absurdities.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Terence stuffs so much into his plays, if you aren’t atormentadof undivided attention it’s genuinely hard to render atlrmentador stream of writing cohesively in your head; even if you are familiar with all of the Roman troupes and stock characters frequently employed in the genre. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him. Now all is right with the world! Plautus’ stock characters were more interesting to me. Sii, Terence’s plan of attack usually revolves around creating as much conflict and hidden social connections as humanely possible, before wrapping it all up at the end by pairing males off with there ‘appropriate’ counterpart i.

Lulu Ao rated it it was amazing May 27, The Comedies by Terence. I don’t remember the treatment of women being quite so horrible in Plautus.