Epidicus by Plautus: An Annotated Latin Text, with a Prose Translation - cover image

Copyright

Catherine Tracy

Published On

2021-11-23

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-284-3
Hardback978-1-80064-285-0
PDF978-1-80064-286-7
HTML978-1-80064-660-5
XML978-1-80064-289-8
EPUB978-1-80064-287-4
MOBI978-1-80064-288-1

Language

  • English
  • Latin

Print Length

196 pages (viii+188)

Dimensions

Paperback178 x 11 x 254 mm(7" x 0.42" x 10")
Hardback178 x 13 x 254 mm(7" x 0.5" x 10")

Weight

Paperback781g (27.55oz)
Hardback1246g (43.95oz)

Media

Illustrations2

OCLC Number

1288666102

LCCN

2021386015

BIC

  • DB
  • HBLA1
  • 4KL
  • CFP

BISAC

  • LIT004190
  • LIT025030

LCC

  • PA6570.E6

Keywords

  • Epidicus
  • comedy
  • Plautus
  • Latin
  • translation
  • Roman play
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Epidicus by Plautus

An Annotated Latin Text, with a Prose Translation

  • Catherine Tracy (author)
Epidicus, a light-hearted comedy by Plautus about the machinations of a trickster slave and the inadequacies of his bumbling masters, appears here in both its original Latin and a sparkling new translation by Catherine Tracy. Epidicus, the cunning slave, is charged with finding his master’s illegitimate daughter and the secret girlfriend of his master’s son, but a comedy of mistaken identities and competing interests ensues. Amid the mayhem, Epidicus aims to win his freedom whilst risking some of the grislier punishments the Romans inflicted on their unfortunate slaves.

This parallel edition in both Latin and English, with its accessible introduction and comprehensive notes, guides the reader through this popular Roman play. Tracy explores Epidicus’s roots in Greek drama, its rich social resonances for a Roman audience and its life in performance. She transforms Plautus' colloquial Latin poetry into lively modern English prose, illuminating the play’s many comedic references to the world of the Roman republic.

This fine introduction to an enduring play will be of great use and enjoyment for undergraduate students of Latin drama and the general reader alike.

Contents

Latin Text of Epidicus with Language Notes

(pp. 19–116)
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0269.01

The Play in English

(pp. 117–178)
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0269.02

Introduction

(pp. 1–18)
  • Catherine Tracy
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0269.03

Contributors

Catherine Tracy

(author)
Associate Professor Classical Studies at Bishop's University