Casina. the Casket Comedy. Curculio. Epidicus. the Two Menaechmuses

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Plautus (Titus Maccius), born about 254 BCE at Sarsina in Umbria, went to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, then turned to writing comedies. Twenty-one plays by Plautus have survived (one is incomplete). The basis of all is a free translation from comedies by such writers as Menander, Diphilus, and Philemon. So we have Greek manners of Athens about 300-250 BCE transferred to the Roman stage of about 225-185, with Greek places, people, and customs, for popular amusement in a Latin ...

Casina. the Casket Comedy. Curculio. Epidicus. the Two Menaechmuses 1917, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674990685

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