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Plautus Volume II
Loeb Classical Library 61

Casina. The Casket Comedy. Curculio. Epidicus. The Two Menaechmuses

Plautus

Edited and translated by Wolfgang de Melo

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HARDCOVER

$28.00 • £19.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674996786

Publication Date: 05/16/2011

Loeb

576 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

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The rollicking comedies of Plautus, who brilliantly adapted Greek plays for Roman audiences c. 205–184 BCE, are the earliest Latin works to survive complete and are cornerstones of the European theatrical tradition from Shakespeare and Molière to modern times.

This second volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of all twenty-one of Plautus’s extant comedies presents Casina, Cistellaria, Curculio, Epidicus, and Menaechmi with freshly edited texts, lively modern translations, introductions, and ample explanatory notes.

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