Introduction

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This introductory chapter of A Companion to Terence begins with the biography of Terence. An important aspect of Terentian artistry studied in the scholarship is Terence's language. The essays in the first section of this Companion address the relationship between Terence and his Greek models from Middle and New Comedy, his precursors and contemporaries on the Roman stage, Terentian contaminatio, and the influence of other genres, such as Roman epic and tragedy. In the second section, the essays examine the socio-political background that shapes the themes, characters, structures, and political concerns in Terence's comedies. In the third section, a thorough analysis of the six Terentian plays is offered, not as a mere summary of each play but as an engaging discussion of the key issues that make each play unique. The fourth and last section examines the long reception of Terentian plays from antiquity to modern times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA companion to Terence
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405198752
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StatePublished - May 3 2013

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Comedy
Modern Times
Epic
Antiquity
Summary
Language
Artistry
Companionship
Reception
Comedies
Precursor
Tragedy

Keywords

  • Playwright
  • Terence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Augoustakis, A., & Traill, A. (2013). Introduction. In A companion to Terence (pp. 1-14). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118301975

Introduction. / Augoustakis, Antonios; Traill, Ariana.

A companion to Terence. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013. p. 1-14.

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Augoustakis, A & Traill, A 2013, Introduction. in A companion to Terence. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118301975
Augoustakis A, Traill A. Introduction. In A companion to Terence. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2013. p. 1-14 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118301975
Augoustakis, Antonios ; Traill, Ariana. / Introduction. A companion to Terence. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2013. pp. 1-14
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