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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Casina, Amphitryon, Captivi, Pseudolusby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 11.95

    This text provides modern, close translations of the following Plautus comedic plays: Casina, Amphitryon, Captivi and Pseudolus. more...

  • Rudensby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Rudens provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Menaechmiby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Menaechmi provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Truculentusby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Truculentus provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Pseudolusby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Pseudolus provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Captiviby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Captivi provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...

  • Amphitryonby Plautus; David Christenson

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2013; US$ 6.95

    The play Amphitryon provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices. more...