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  • The Pot of Gold and Other Playsby Plautus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    One of the supreme comic writers of the Roman world, Plautus (c.254-184 BC), skilfully adapted classic Greek comic models to the manners and customs of his day. This collection features a varied selection of his finest plays, from the light-hearted comedy Pseudolus, in which the lovesick Calidorus and his slave try to liberate his lover from her pimp,... more...

  • The Rope and Other Playsby Plautus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the sublime comedies of Plautus (c. 254 -184 bc ) are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature. The four plays collected here reveal a playwright in his prime, exploring classic themes and developing standard characters that were to influence the comedies of Shakespeare, Molière... more...

  • Rome and the Mysterious Orientby Plautus

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Still funny after two thousand years, the Roman playwright Plautus wrote around 200 B.C.E., a period when Rome was fighting neighbors on all fronts, including North Africa and the Near East. These three plays?originally written for a wartime audience of refugees, POWs, soldiers and veterans, exiles, immigrants, people newly enslaved in the wars, and... more...

  • Classical Comedyby Aristophanes; Menander; Plautus; Terence

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    From the fifth to the second century BC, innovative comedy drama flourished in Greece and Rome. This collection brings together the greatest works of Classical comedy, with two early Greek plays: Aristophanes' bold, imaginative Birds, and Menander's The Girl from Samos, which explores popular contemporary themes of mistaken identity and sexual misbehaviour;... more...

  • Five Comediesby Plautus Terence; Deena Berg; Douglass Parker

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 11.50

    "This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one’s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour... more...

  • The Pot of Gold and Other Playsby Plautus

    Digireads.com Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    The ancient Roman writer Plautus is one of the most important playwrights in Western Civilization. "The Pot of Gold and Other Plays" captures his genius with a collection of famous plays performed in the Roman theatre. Plautus adapted most of his plays from earlier Greek stories, making him essential in helping preserve the history and integrity... more...

  • Menaechmi; Or, The Twin-Brothersby Plautus; Henry T. Riley

    Digireads.com Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    Considered to be Plautus's greatest play, "Menaechmi; Or, The Twin-Brothers" is the story of two twin brothers, Menaechmus and Sosicles, who are separated at age seven when their father takes Menaechmus on a business trip. This classic play, which provided the inspiration for Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors", draws heavily... more...

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