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Printed 1617: The Great Comic Writer Of Ancient Rome. For Sale
PRINTED 1617: The Great Comic Writer of Ancient Rome. "Like Shakespeare, Plautus is especially fond of making up and changing the meaning of words." The Book: Marci Acci Plauti Comoediae XX. Superst : ad Majorem illam et Noviss. Tavbmanni Editionem fideliter repraesentatae/ [Wittenberg] : Schürerus, 1617.882 pgs., 8vo., 14 cm., Contemporary vellum, soiled. Internally toned throughout. "Plautus, a Latin comic poet, born in Umbria; came when young to Rome, as is evident from his mastery of the Latin language and his knowledge of Greek; began to write plays for the stage at 30, shortly before the outbreak of the second Punic War, and continued to do so for 40 years; he wrote about 130 comedies, but only 20 have survived, the plots mostly borrowed from Greek models; they were much esteemed by his contemporaries; they have supplied material for dramatic treatment in modern times (227‒184 B.C.)." (Nuttall Encylopedia)
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