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Old Latin Writers - Plautus, Terence, Cato the Elder, Ennius, Caecilius Statius, Livius Andronicus, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Valerius Antias (Paperback) Loot Price: R300
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Old Latin Writers - Plautus, Terence, Cato the Elder, Ennius, Caecilius Statius, Livius Andronicus, Quintus Lutatius Catulus,...

Old Latin Writers - Plautus, Terence, Cato the Elder, Ennius, Caecilius Statius, Livius Andronicus, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Valerius Antias (Paperback)

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Chapters: Plautus, Terence, Cato the Elder, Ennius, Caecilius Statius, Livius Andronicus, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Valerius Antias, Appius Claudius Caecus, Sempronius Asellio, Laevius, Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius, Titus Quinctius Atta. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 87. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are among the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus. The word Plautine (pronounced ) is used to refer to Plautus's works or works similar to or influenced by his. Little is known about Titus Maccius Plautus' early life. It is believed that he was born in Sarsina, a small town in Umbria in central Italy, around 254 BCE. According to Morris Marples, Plautus worked as a stage-carpenter or scene-shifter in his early years. It is from this work, perhaps, that his love of the theater originated. His acting talent was eventually discovered; and he adopted the names "Maccius" (a clownish stock-character in popular farces) and "Plautus" (a term meaning either "flat-footed" or "flat-eared," like the ears of a hound). Tradition holds that he made enough money to go into the nautical business, but that the venture collapsed. He is then said to have worked as a manual laborer and to have studied Greek dramaparticularly the New Comedy of Menanderin his leisure. His studies allowed him to produce his plays, which were released between c. 205 and 184 BCE. Plautus attained such a popularity that his name alone became a hallmark of theatrical success. Plautus' comedies are mostly adapted from Greek models for a Roman audience, and are often based directly on t...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=241

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
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Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 88
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-56980-2
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LSN: 1-155-56980-6
Barcode: 9781155569802

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