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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About the author (1963)

Mason Hammond was born on February 14, 1903, in Boston, Mass., the son of Samuel and Grace Hammond. He began his college education at Harvard University in the mid-1920s and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. After earning his bachelor's degree, Hammond returned to the U.S. and began teaching Greek, Latin, and History at Harvard University, where he eventually became an Emeritus Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature. Using his expertise in Languages and Classical Studies, Hammond started writing shortly after beginning his teaching career. His first book, The Augustan Principate, was published by Harvard University Press in 1933. Hammond's other books include City-State and World-State in Greek and Roman Political Theory until Augustus and The Antonine Monarchy. Also the co-author of Aeneas to Augustus: A Beginning Latin Reader for College Students and co-editor of revised editions of Plautus's Menaechmi and Miles Gloriosus, Hammond is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow.

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