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The Adelphoe (The Brothers) of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander. The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son. In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusse ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 13th 1976 by Cambridge University Press (first published -160)
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Not nearly as humorous as the plays we have from Plautus, but certainly meaningful. James Zetzel calls it a 'problem play,' i.e., it deals with the "problem of social strata," "the problem of the generational gap," "the problem of new wealth," "the problem of conflicting internal ideologies." All certainly relevant.
It wasn't that bad, but I'm sick of these commedie latine. I'll beg my teacher to change topic. Next one is Divina Commedia, though. Maybe I'll stick with Romans a little bit more :D
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Terence, Latin in full Publius Terentius Afer (born c. 195 bc, Carthage, North Africa [now in Tunisia]—died 159? bc, in Greece or at sea), after Plautus the greatest Roman comic dramatist, the author of six verse comedies that were long regarded as models of pure Latin. Terence’s plays form the basis of the modern comedy of manners. (

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