The New Comedy of Greece and Rome


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In writing this book on the New Comedies of Greece and Rome the author's aim is 'to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable'. The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to prove the root of all subsequent western comedy. Dr Hunter gives a literary account of this drama, placing it in its ancient context and then ranging over a number of specific topics ...

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome 1985, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521316521

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