Adelphoe

Adelphoe The Adelphoe The Brothers of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the rela

  • Title: Adelphoe
  • Author: Terence R.H. Martin
  • ISBN: 9780521290012
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Adelphoe The Brothers of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusseThe Adelphoe The Brothers of Terence is a Latin adaptation of a comedy of the same name by the Greek comic playwright Menander The theme of the play is the perennially interesting question of the relationship between the generations and the proper way to bring up a son In the introduction Mr Martin considers Terence in the context of Roman comedy generally and discusses the background of the Adelphoe There is also a section on metre and scansion and a short analysis of the textual tradition The full and detailed commentary, besides elucidating the text, seeks at all times to help the reader to understand the work as a play to be enjoyed The edition is intended for use by students at school and university and for anyone wishing to read and appreciate the play in the original.

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    • Terence R.H. Martin

      Terence, Latin in full Publius Terentius Afer born c 195 bc, Carthage, North Africa now in Tunisia died 159 bc, in Greece or at sea , after Plautus the greatest Roman comic dramatist, the author of six verse comedies that were long regarded as models of pure Latin Terence s plays form the basis of the modern comedy of manners britannica Publius Terentius Afer 195 185 159 BC , better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent His comedies were performed for the first time around 170 160 BC Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome All of the six plays Terence wrote have survived.One famous quotation by Terence reads Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto , or I am a human being, I consider nothing that is human alien to me This appeared in his play Heauton Timorumenos.



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    • ENGLISH: Two old brothers divide among themselves the education of the children of one of them, also brothers. Each uses a different teaching method: one is rigorous, the other complacent. Both fail. The son of the complacent makes pregnant a poor young neighbor girl and must marry her without a dowry. The other, with the help of his brother, kidnaps a harlot belonging to a slave seller. When he sees that his brother, the complacent, is praised by everyone, the rigorous old brother decides to im [...]



    • The Adelphoe (The Brothers) reworks a comedy of the same title by Menander. Terence compares two different ways of bringing up boys in 998 lines. The strict traditional way is represented by Demea and his son Ctesiphon; the more permissive way is represented by Demea's brother, Micio, and how he raises Demea's other son, Aeschinus. Even though Terence is reworking an older Greek comedy, he is more interested in portraying a type (young man in love, traditional father, noble prostitute) than in f [...]


    • Non è stata una delle mie commedie preferite del teatro romano perché ho trovato l'azione troppo confusa. L'azione coinvolge ben due coppie di fratelli, Micione e Demea e i figli di quest'ultimo Eschino e Ctesifone. Sostanzialmente la divergenza nasce intorno alla quantità di libertà e liberalità che dovrebbe essere concessa ai figli, infatti Micione crede in uno stile di vita più rilassato mentre Demea incarna la figura del patres familia. Però sebbene cresciuti con due modelli così div [...]


    • Not nearly as humorous as the plays we have from Plautus, but certainly meaningful. James Zetzel calls it a 'problem play,' i.e it deals with the "problem of social strata," "the problem of the generational gap," "the problem of new wealth," "the problem of conflicting internal ideologies." All certainly relevant.


    • It wasn't that bad, but I'm sick of these commedie latine. I'll beg my teacher to change topic. Next one is Divina Commedia, though. Maybe I'll stick with Romans a little bit more :D




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