By Gesine Manuwald

Theatre flourished within the Roman Republic, from the tragedies of Ennius and Pacuvius to the comedies of Plautus and Terence and the mimes of Laberius. but except the surviving performs of Plautus and Terence the resources are fragmentary and tough to interpret and contextualise. This e-book offers an up to date and complete heritage of all points of the subject, incorporating fresh findings and smooth ways. It discusses the origins of Roman drama and the historic, social and institutional backgrounds of all of the dramatic genres to be chanced on through the Republic (tragedy, praetexta, comedy, togata, Atellana, mime and pantomime). attainable normal features are pointed out, and a focus is paid to the character of and advancements within the a variety of genres. The transparent constitution and entire bibliography additionally make sure that the ebook has price as a resource of reference for all upper-level scholars and students of Latin literature and historical drama.

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