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Works: 2,704 works in 5,785 publications in 10 languages and 41,982 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Software 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PA6756.A1, 872.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Terence
The complete Roman drama : all the extant comedies of Plautus and Terence, and the tragedies of Seneca, in a variety of translations by George E Duckworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phormio of Terence by Terence( Book )

73 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelphoe by Terence( Book )

21 editions published between 1825 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of the comedies of Terence
Terence by Terence( Book )

18 editions published between 1912 and 1994 in English and Latin and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Terentii Carthaginiensis Afri Comoediæ sex : Interpretatione & notis illustravit Nicolaus Camus, J.U.D. jussu christianissimi regis, in usum serenissimi Delphini by Terence( )

37 editions published between 1675 and 1821 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Terenti Comoediae by Terence( Book )

56 editions published between 1834 and 1916 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies of Terence by Terence( Book )

14 editions published between 1765 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence achieved in his brief twenty-six years a standard of stylistic perfection and artistic restraint that ranked him, along with Plautus, as the greatest of the Roman comic playwrights. He was, at the very least, a gifted translator and adaptor, having used Greek New Comedies as the basis for all six of his extant plays. How far his own contribution exceeded that of simple translation is difficult to say, but we know that the Latin, undeniably his, was so faultlessly styled that his work served as a textbook for scholars and grammarians for hundreds of years.Terence had a considerable impact on the Revival of Letters; his comedies were studied and were frequently adapted into new works by such men as Steele, Chapman, and, most famously, Moliire. Indeed, had there been no Terence, it is doubtful that the Comedy of Manners could have arisen when it did, and all comic writing for the stage, from Moilire through the Restoration drama to the present day, would be diminished for lack of him. Appropriately, the language of this translation is from the Restoration. Graves has based his version on the one made in 1689 by Laurence Echard; he has corrected inaccuracies, eliminated defects and obscurities, but retained the period tone.Including in this book are the major comedies: The Fair Andrian, The Mother-In-Law, The Self-Tormentor, The Eunuch, The Tricks of Phormio and The Brothers. A close reading of Terence is a fine corrective to any idea that may still be current, about the glory that was Greece and grandeur that was Rome during the Hellenistic period. It is an assurance that in some respects at least, this age is not depraved at all
Roman comedies by George E Duckworth( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hecyra by Terence( Book )

43 editions published between 1495 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamphilus is enamored with the prostitute Bacchis but when drunk one night, he rapes Philumena. After the struggle, he takes a ring from her which he later gives to Bacchis. Later, he consents to an arranged marriage; by chance, his chosen wife is Philumena. Philumena fears her disgrace will be discovered, and rejects Pamphilius, which just inflames him. Pamphilius has left Athens when Philumena finds herself pregnant from the rape, and to avoid her mother-in-law, she returns to her parents' home, claiming illness. Then Pamphilius returns home during the birth of the baby
Eunuchus by Terence( Book )

29 editions published between 1494 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence's Eunuchus (The Eunuch) was his most successful play in his lifetime but has been surprisingly neglected by modern commentators. In this first ever full-scale commentary in English, Professor Barsby provides a thorough examination of the play in terms of its literary and dramatic qualities, its staging, and its relationship to the two plays of Menander's on which it is based. The commentary includes scene-by-scene discussions which bring out the development of character and plot, and the notes offer a close study of Terence's language in comparison with that of his predecessor Plautus. A full introduction puts Terence in his historical and literary context, and there are two appendices, one on metre and the other giving text and translation of the remains of Menander's Eunouchos and Kolax
Terence by Terence( Book )

25 editions published between 1820 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comoediae by Terence( Book )

275 editions published between 1471 and 1977 in 6 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phormio by Terence( Book )

67 editions published between 1494 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phormio makes a living by performing services for richer people. The plot is set in Athens, and revolves around the love affairs of two young men, Phaedria and Antipho. Phaedria is in love with a harp-player called Pamphila, but doesn't have the money to buy her from her owner Dorio; Antipho wishes to marry a free but poor girl called Phanium. By clever legal wrangling, Phormio manages to help both young men to obtain their wishes, and in addition extracts a large sum of money from the two fathers
Five comedies by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pub. Terentii Afri Comoediæ sex by Terence( )

17 editions published between 1587 and 1824 in Latin and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies of Terence. And the fables of Phædrus by Terence( Book )

30 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Terentii Carthaginiensis Afri Comoediae sex by Terence( Book )

42 editions published between 1529 and 1829 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publii Terentii Afri Comoediæ : ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitæ. Accesserunt variæ lectiones, quæ in libris MSS. & eruditorum commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt by Terence( Book )

37 editions published between 1701 and 1751 in Latin and English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Afer, Publius Terentius

Afro, Publio Terencio

Apher, Publius Terentius


Terence‏ B.C. 190-B.C. 159

Terenci Àfer, Publi B.C. 190-B.C. 159


Terencio Afro, Publio



Terentius Afer, Publius

Terentius Apher, Publius

Terentius, P. (Publius)

Terent︠s︡iĭ, Publiĭ



Terenzio Afro, Publio


테렌스 B.C. 190-B.C. 159

테렌시우스 B.C. 190-B.C. 159

테렌시우스 아페르, 푸블리우스 B.C. 190-B.C. 159