logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

The Comedies, Paperback / softback Book

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 reflectcontemporary 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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780199556038

Other Formats

£9.99

£7.65

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Terence   |  View all

Also in the Oxford World's Classics series   |  View all