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Reading Roman comedy : poetics and playfulness in Plautus and Terence

Author: Alison Sharrock
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: W.B. Stanford memorial lectures.
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"For many years the domain of specialists in early Latin, in complex metres and in the reconstruction of texts, Roman comedy has only recently begun to establish itself in the mainstream of classical literary criticism. Where most recent books stress the original performance as the primary location for the encountering of the plays, this book finds the locus of meaning and appreciation in the activity of a reader,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sharrock, Alison.
Reading Roman comedy.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Named Person: Titus Maccius Plautus; Terence; Titus Maccius Plautus; Publius Terentius Afer; Titus Maccius Plautus; Terence.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Sharrock
ISBN: 9780511635137 0511635133 0521761816 9780521761819
OCLC Number: 503829971
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 321 pages).
Contents: Art and artifice --
Beginnings --
Plotting and playwrights --
Repeat performance --
Endings.
Series Title: W.B. Stanford memorial lectures.
Responsibility: Alison Sharrock.

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This book argues that the comic plays of Plautus and Terence are sophisticated literary works requiring close attention from the reader.  Read more...

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