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Terence: Eunuchus

Terence: Eunuchus

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Part of Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

  • Date Published: February 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521458719

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  • This is the first ever full-scale commentary in English on Eunuchus (The Eunuch) by the Roman comic playwright Terence. This was his most successful play in his lifetime and one of his most popular plays in the Renaissance period, though it has been surprisingly neglected by modern commentators. The book provides a thorough examination of the literary and dramatic qualities of the play, and also offers a close study of Terence's Latin in comparison with that of his predecessor Plautus.

    • First ever full-scale commentary in English on this play
    • Thorough examination of literary and dramatic qualities of the play, with scene-by-scene discussion
    • Includes text and translation of the remains of two plays of Menander on which Eunuchus is based
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "John Barsby's edition...does equip and even urge us to confront the complex passions Roman comedy arouses, and, perhaps even more important, it encourages us to expand our students' sense of what Terentian comedy can be." Sander M. Goldberg, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    "If you wish to read Terence's Eunchus in Latin, this is the edition to use. The commentary is crisp and clear, simultaneously helpful to beginners and informative to the advanced scholar." Eric Kyllo, Religious Studies Review

    "...Barsby has given us a helpful exegesis of the play, well adapted to its audience. If not among the highlights of its series, this volume is certainly a useful addition to it. Barsby is sensitive throughout to the needs of undergraduates struggling with a new sort of Latin and a new set of prosodic rules, and he is alert to nuances of diction." Classical World

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521458719
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 201 x 124 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Terence and his background
    2. Theatrical conditions and stage conventions
    3. Terence and his Greek originals
    4. Language and style
    5. Metrical structure
    6. The manuscript tradition
    P. Terenti Afri Eunuchus
    Bibliography and references

  • Author



    John Barsby, University of Otago, New Zealand

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