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Plautus: Menaechmi

Plautus: Menaechmi

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Part of Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

  • Date Published: June 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521349703

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  • Plautus' comedy Menaechmi was the main inspiration for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. In this edition Dr. Gratwick provides a newly constituted text, a commentary for students giving help with language and context, and an introduction that sheds new light on the interpretation of the play and on Plautus' place in the development of European comedy. Central to Dr. Gratwick's treatment is an analysis of the various meters employed by Plautus, which challenges many conventional views but also offers the student practical assistance with the technical problems involved.

    • No competing text and commentary
    • The Menaechmi, a Roman comedy with a story of long-lost twin brothers and confused identities, is a good play for students to read
    • Dr Gratwick is distinguished for his treatment of the very complicated metres used by the Roman comic writer Plautus and this edition embodies his principles
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    "The commentary is lengthy and detailed. Teachers and graduate students will want to consult this edition...." Religious Studies Review

    "Professional classicists will be impressed not just by the quantity of information presented on its pages, but by the quality and originality of the author's scholarship, the amount of painstaking labor that he has invested in every sophisticated analysis, and the graceful precision of his writing." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521349703
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction:
    1. The genre
    2. This play
    3. The MSS and the transmission
    4. Scanning and reading Plautus' verse
    T. Macci Plavti Menaechnu
    Commentary
    Appendices.

  • Author

    Plautus

    Editor

    A. S. Gratwick

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