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Four comedies

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus; Erich Segal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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The first professional playwright in history, Plautus was the creator of racy, raucous, very funny plays that will make modern audiences laugh as much as the first Romans did.
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Genre/Form: Comedies
Translations into English
Named Person: Titus Maccius Plautus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Titus Maccius Plautus; Erich Segal
ISBN: 0192838962 9780192838964 0192831089 9780192831088
OCLC Number: 33277313
Description: xlvi, 242 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The braggart soldier --
The Brothers Menaechmus --
The haunted house --
The pot of gold.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Plautus ; translated, with an introduction and notes by Erich Segal.
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The comedies printed here are generally regarded as among the best from Plautus. The introduction considers his place in ancient comedy, examining his continuing influence in the West.  Read more...

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These translations are unrivalled in English. The dialogue is brisk, puns and alliterative strings trip from [Segal's] pen with an abandon that rivals the master himself, and the lyrics really ache Read more...

 
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