Plautus III (Hardcover)

The Merchant, the Braggart Soldier, the Ghost, the Persian (Loeb Classical Library #163)

By Plautus, Wolfgang de Melo (Translator)

Harvard University Press, 9780674996823, 569pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2011

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The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205-184 BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Moli re to modern times. This third volume of a new Loeb edition of all twenty-one of Plautus's extant comedies presents The Merchant, The Braggart Soldier, The Ghost, and The Persian with freshly edited texts, lively modern translations, introductions, and ample explanatory notes.