Miles gloriosus

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Harvard University Press, 1963 - Drama - 202 pages
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Miles Gloriosus or "Braggart Warrior" is one of the best-known and liveliest Roman comedies. It shows Plautus at his ablest in ingenious plot construction, vivid characterization, fast-moving action, and humorous dialogue.

This edition of the Latin text is fully and very helpfully annotated. The substantial introduction considers the antecedents of Plautus's drama in Greek New Comedy and in Italic farce, his mixture of Greek and Roman both in language and in the life portrayed, and his stagecraft, language, and meter.

  

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Contents

GREEK DRAMA
3
ROMAN DRAMA
9
STAGE AND PRODUCTION
15
METERS
29
metrical substitution metrical feet caesura and diaeresis
39
TEXT
57
TEXT AND NOTES
69
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Mason Hammond is Pope Professor of Latin, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Mason Hammond was Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Harvard.

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