By Antony Augoustakis
A complete number of essays by means of best students within the box that tackle, in one quantity, numerous key matters in analyzing Terence delivering an in depth research of Terence’s performs and situating them of their socio-historical context, in addition to documenting their reception via to offer day
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• Includes an advent discussing the lifetime of Terence, its effect on next reviews of the poet, and the query of his ethnicity
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Terence and Greek New Comedy 19 Two plays derive from an original not by Menander but by the less distinguished Apollodorus of Carystus; in their case Terence again does not name the author of the original, and he gives no hint of any alterations that he has made. For Phormio he discusses only its title: “the Greeks call it Epidicazomenos (‘The Claimant at Law’); in Latin they call it Phormio, since the man who plays the leading part will be Phormio the parasite” (Epidicazomenon quam vocant comoediam / Graeci, Latini Phormionem nominant / quia primas partis qui aget is erit Phormio / parasitus, Ph.
On the other hand, it is clear at an early stage that the Chremes of Heauton Timorumenos does not know about his son’s affair with Bacchis, just as Demea in Adelphoe does not know what Ctesipho has been doing, and we know from Eu. 110 that Pamphila is probably from an Athenian citizen family: not all opportunities for irony are lost, though Hecyra has been seen as significantly different from the other plays in offering no scope for ironic reflection to an audience that does not foresee how the situation is to be resolved.
For Phormio he discusses only its title: “the Greeks call it Epidicazomenos (‘The Claimant at Law’); in Latin they call it Phormio, since the man who plays the leading part will be Phormio the parasite” (Epidicazomenon quam vocant comoediam / Graeci, Latini Phormionem nominant / quia primas partis qui aget is erit Phormio / parasitus, Ph. 25–8; “they call it” is odd, as if Terence himself had not chosen this title, but no doubt he liked the balance with “the Greeks call it” in the same sentence).
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