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

Epidicus by Plautus: An Annotated Latin Text, with a Prose Translation Catherine Tracy
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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 masterís illegitimate daughter and the secret girlfriend of his masterís 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 Epidicusís 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 playís 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.




Epidicus by Plautus: An Annotated Latin Text, with a Prose Translation
Catherine Tracy | November 2021
196pp. | 2 B&W illustrations | 10" x 7.01" (254 x 178mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781800642843
ISBN Hardback: 9781800642850
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800642867
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800642874
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800642881
ISBN XML: 9781800642898
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0269
Categories: BIC: DB (Classical texts), HBLA1 (Classical civilisation), 4KL (A-Levels Aid), CFP (Translation and interpretation); BISAC: LIT004190 (LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical), LIT025030 (LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Politics).


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Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction Download
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Latin Text of Epidicus with Language Notes Download
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The Play in Latin

Translation of Plautusís Epidicus

The Play in English Download
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Works Cited

Index