"The works of Plautus," writes Palmer Bovie, "mark the real beginning of Roman literature." Now Bovie and David Slavitt have brought together a distinguished group of translators for the final two volumes of a four-volume set containing all twenty-one surviving comedies of one of Western literature's greatest dramatists. Born in Sarsina, Umbria, in 254 B.C., Plautus is said to have worked in Rome as a stage carpenter and later as a miller's helper. Whether authentic or not, these few details about the playwright's life are ...

Plautus: The Comedies 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801850721

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Plautus: The Comedies 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801850677

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