Terence: Phormio Robert Maltby

ISBN: 9780856686078

Published: July 31st 2012

Paperback

160 pages


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Terence: Phormio  by  Robert Maltby

Terence: Phormio by Robert Maltby
July 31st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780856686078 | 5.13 Mb

Terences Phormio, based on a Greek original by Apollodorus of Carystus, was produced towards the end of his short dramatic career in 161 BC. With its lively action, based on the traditional elements of love, deception and mistaken identity, the playMoreTerences Phormio, based on a Greek original by Apollodorus of Carystus, was produced towards the end of his short dramatic career in 161 BC.

With its lively action, based on the traditional elements of love, deception and mistaken identity, the play provides an ideal introduction to the genre of New Comedy. What makes the Phormio unique amongst Terences works is the central importance of the witty and scheming parasite who gives his name to the play and directs and controls its action throughout, even when absent from the stage.

The use of the double plot with its two young men in love and two contrasting fathers provides ample scope for depth and variety of characterisation. The aim of the present edition is to bring out to the full Terences skill in plot development and character portrayal which was to make the Phormio one of his most entertaining plays.

Latin text with facing-page translation, introduction and commentary.



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