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The Complete Roman Drama: All the Extant Comedies of Plautus and Terence, and the Tragedies of Seneca, in a Variety of Translations

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Hardcover, Two Volume Set
Published 1942 by Random House
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Feb 17, 2014 Bruce rated it liked it
The title before the colon is a misnomer. This is really many of the plays written by Plautus, Terence, and Seneca, including a few extensive fragments, all in English. I know this not because I am some kind of scholar of Roman drama, but because the text itself references other excerpted works not included here.

I must confess that I read most, but not all of the plays in these two phone book volumes. I didn't read the Seneca, in part because I am already well-acquainted with him as cribbed by v
Jul 20, 2013 John rated it really liked it
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I only read three plays by Plautus: Amphitryon, The Twin Menaechmi, and Pseudolus. These were the three plays that were the most highly rated and the only ones I was interested in. So I didn't read the entire two-volume set, or even close to half of it. Goodreads doesn't seem to have a way to deal with situations like this - books containing multiple individual literary works. I feel a little funny rating it as 'read' but wasn't sure what else to do.
James Violand
Jul 10, 2014 James Violand rated it liked it
Recommends it for: students of ancient Rome
Shelves: own
The Romans pale in comparison to the Greeks. Their plays are poor imitations. Their comedies are crude and predictable. Their dramas demonstrate little compassion, pathos and humanity.
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