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Roman laughter

the comedy of Plautus

by Erich Segal

  • 110 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rome.
    • Subjects:
    • Plautus, Titus Maccius -- Criticism and interpretation,
    • Theater -- History -- To 500,
    • Theater -- Rome,
    • Comedy

    • Edition Notes

      StatementErich Segal.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA6585 .S4 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination299 p. ;
      Number of Pages299
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2729661M
      ISBN 100195041666
      LC Control Number86023682


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He analyzes the reasons behind this success, placing the author in his /5(34). Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus is a book by Erich Segal, published by the Harvard University Press in It is a scholarly study of the work of the ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus whose "twenty complete comedies constitute the largest.

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Students will learn how to analyse and critically evaluate texts and how to relate their style and content to the wider context of Roman literary culture. ILO: Module-specific skills 1. ROMAN: (Laughter) I think about that all the time.

It's actually all I think about. So thank you for needling at that anxiety. That's in your new book. Beard defines Roman broadly to include the earliest works to survive complete in Latin—the comedies of Plautus and Terence—as well as the writings of Cicero, the second-century African Apuleius, and the late antique or medieval “joke-book” entitled the “Laughter Lover” (Philogelos).

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Roman Laughter: Wit and Transgression in Roman Literature and Thought (CX /) Time and place: Lectures: FridaysOculus Latin text classes: FridaysH Overview Can we ever get a window onto what made the Romans laugh. Is such a question naïve.

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