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dc.contributor.authorTracy, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-16T04:00:24Z
dc.date.available2021-12-16T04:00:24Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-12-15T16:01:57Z
dc.identifierONIX_20211215_9781800642867_7
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52038
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/74963
dc.description.abstractEpidicus, a light-hearted comedy by Plautus about the machinations of a trickster slave and the inadequacies of his bumbling masters, appears here in both its original Latin and a sparkling new translation by Catherine Tracy. Epidicus, the cunning slave, is charged with finding his master’s illegitimate daughter and the secret girlfriend of his master’s son, but a comedy of mistaken identities and competing interests ensues. Amid the mayhem, Epidicus aims to win his freedom whilst risking some of the grislier punishments the Romans inflicted on their unfortunate slaves. This parallel edition in both Latin and English, with its accessible introduction and comprehensive notes, guides the reader through this popular Roman play. Tracy explores Epidicus’s roots in Greek drama, its rich social resonances for a Roman audience and its life in performance. She transforms Plautus' colloquial Latin poetry into lively modern English prose, illuminating the play’s many comedic references to the world of the Roman republic. This fine introduction to an enduring play will be of great use and enjoyment for undergraduate students of Latin drama and the general reader alike.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DB Classical texts
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE::HBLA1 Classical history / classical civilisation
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::4 Educational purpose qualifiers::4K Designed / suitable for UK curricula & examinations::4KL Designed / suitable for A & AS Level
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFP Translation & interpretation
dc.subject.otherClassics
dc.subject.othercomedy
dc.subject.otherEpidicus
dc.subject.otherLatin
dc.subject.otherPlautus
dc.subject.otherRoman play
dc.subject.othertranslation
dc.titleEpidicus by Plautus
dc.title.alternativeAn Annotated Latin Text, with a Prose Translation
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0269
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781800642867
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages196


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