The Comedies Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - With their tight plots and spare dialogue, Terence gave his plays a sense of humanity that became a model in the Renaissance and greatly influenced Molière. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Phormio is as rich in intrigue as a french farce, while The Mother-in-Law shows two families striving to save a marriage and The Brothers contrasts strict and lenient upbringings.

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The Comedies Penguin Classics #ad - The roman dramatist Terence c. The self-tormentor focusses on a man's remorse after sending his son to war, and The Eunuch depicts a case of mistaken identity. In his romantic play, the Girl from Andros, Terence portrays a love affair saved by a startling discovery. 186-159 bc adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots.

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The Rope and Other Plays

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In the rope—regarded by many as the best of plautus' plays—the shipwreck of a pimp and his slaves leads to the touching reunion of a father and his daughter, while Amphitryo, Plautus's only excursion into divine mythology, offers a cheerful account of how Jupiter became father to Hercules. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

The Rope and Other Plays #ad - Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the sublime comedies of Plautus c. In the ghost, a dissolute son who has squandered his father's money is thrown into disarray when he returns from abroad, a theme that is explored further in the comedy of errors A Three-Dollar Day. The four plays collected here reveal a playwright in his prime, exploring classic themes and developing standard characters that were to influence the comedies of Shakespeare, Molière and many others.

. 254-184 bc are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature.

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The Pot of Gold and Other Plays Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - This briliant collection includes: the pot of gold Aulularia, The Prisoners Captivi, The Swaggering Soldier Miles Gloriosus, The Brothers Menaechmus Menaechmi, and Pseudolus. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Plautus's broad humor, shown in some of the earliest surviving Latin plays, reflects Roman manners and contemporary life. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Lysistrata and Other Plays Penguin Classics

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Addison Wesley #ad - Three plays by the comedian of ancient GreeceWriting at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The darker comedy of the clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates in particular, and reflects the uncertainties of a generation in which all traditional religious and ethical beliefs were being challenged. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Lysistrata and Other Plays Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. In lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Plays and Fragments Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - Penguin Books. Since 1907 papyri found in the sand of egypt have brought to light more and more fragments and in 1958 the papyrus text of a complete play was published, The Bad-Tempered Man Dyskolos. The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy and the founding father of European comedy, Menander c. 341-290 bc wrote over one hundred plays, of which only one complete play and substantial fragments of others survive.

This new verse translation is accurate and highly readable, providing a consecutive text by using surviving words in the damaged papyri. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. His romantic comedies deal with the lives of ordinary Athenian families.

The Plays and Fragments Oxford World's Classics #ad - Until the twentieth century he was known to us only by short quotations in ancient authors. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Cicero: Selected Political Speeches Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - As the roman republic lurched to its close, ruthless power struggles and gross inequality, amid corruption, Cicero produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches ever written. Penguin Classics. This excellent modern translation also enables readers to understand why Cicero was for centuries a major influence on prose writers and political thinkers of ever kind.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Cicero: Selected Political Speeches Penguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. Whether he is quashing the catiline conspiracy, defending the poet Archais or railing against Mark Anthony in the Philippics - The magnificent speeches in defense of liberty that cost him his life - cicero vividly evokes for us the cut and thrust of the Roman assembly, Senate and court rooms.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

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Ten Plays Signet Classics

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Signet #ad - Ten Plays Signet Classics #ad - A modern translation exclusive to signet from perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, Medea, Electra, Hippolytus, The Trojan Women, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, The Bacchae, including Alcestis, Ion, Iphigenia at Aulis, and The Cyclops. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics.

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Euripides I: Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, Hippolytus The Complete Greek Tragedies

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Sixty years ago, the university of chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. This edition also includes brand-new translations of euripides’ Medea, The Children of Heracles, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, and the surviving portion of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers.

Today, chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. Under the expert management of eminent classicists david grene and Richmond Lattimore, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, those translations combined accuracy, Sophocles, poetic immediacy, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations.

Penguin Classics. They succeeded. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays.

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition

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Perennial #ad - Harper Perennial. Penguin Books. How to read literature like a professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower?Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C.

Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Classics. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, and rain, satisfying, a shared meal may signify a communion, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, and fun.

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While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C.

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Bilingual Edition

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Used book in Good Condition. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. Bilingual edition--old english anglo-saxon and english translation. Penguin Classics.

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Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold Oxford World's Classics

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Oxford University Press #ad - Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, rapid dialogue, bawdy humor, but his jokes, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. Oxford university Press USA. Penguin Books. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, and much more.

Penguin Classics. Harper Perennial. This volume includes, e brothers Menaechmus, The Braggart Soldier, The Haunted House, and The Pot of Gold. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Used book in Good Condition.

Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold Oxford World's Classics #ad - Bilingual edition--old english anglo-saxon and english translation. Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. In fact, shakespeare's comedy of Errors and Moliere's the Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and Professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available.

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