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A Companion to Terence by Antony Augoustakis


A Companion to Terence by Antony Augoustakis

A comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars in the field that address, in a single volume, several key issues in interpreting Terence offering a detailed study of Terence s plays and situating them in their socio-historical context, as well as documenting their reception through to present day The first comprehensive collection of essays on Terence in English, by leading scholars in the field Covers a range of topics, including both traditional and modern concerns of gender, race, and reception Features a wide-ranging but interconnected series of essays that offer new perspectives in interpreting Terence Includes an introduction discussing the life of Terence, its impact on subsequent studies of the poet, and the question of his ethnicity


In this Volume, the editors have aimed to offer 'a wide-ranging guide to studying Terence's plays within the historical and social-political context in which they were produced'. Their goal has been realized- but neither fully nor without problems; and, although there is a wealth of information contextualizing the playright and his work, the notion that his plays were primarily comic strips designed for live performances should have been represented more strongly in the volume. ( The Journal of Roman Studies, May 2016)

About the Author

Antony Augoustakis is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic (2010) and Plautus' Mercator (2009). Ariana Traill is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Women and the Comic Plot in Menander (2008) and numerous articles on Greek and Roman comedy and its reception.

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Publication date

10th May 2013


Antony Augoustakis

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


566 pages


Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
Literary studies: plays & playwrights



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