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By Terence

'I proposal you would do what the typical run of slaves regularly do, dishonest and tricking me simply because my son's having an affair.'

Terence's comedies have supplied plots and characters for comedian drama from classical instances to the current; the exceptional comedian playwright of his iteration at Rome, he has stimulated authors from Molière and Wycherley to P. G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and arrogant squaddies populate his performs, which convey love winning over stumbling blocks of varied types, and the issues that come up from lack of knowledge, false impression, and prejudice. even supposing they mirror modern tensions in Roman society, their insights into human nature and event lead them to undying of their charm. Peter Brown's energetic new translation does complete justice to Terence's variety and talent as a dramatist.

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