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Terence and the Language of Roman Comedy : Cambridge Classical Studies - Evangelos Karakasis

Terence and the Language of Roman Comedy

Cambridge Classical Studies

Hardcover Published: 14th April 2005
ISBN: 9780521842983
Number Of Pages: 324

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This book offers a comprehensive examination of the language of Roman comedy in general and that of Terence in particular. The study explores Terence's use of language to differentiate his characters and his language in relation to the language of the comic fragments of the palliata, the togata and the atellana. Linguistic categories in the Terentian corpus explored include colloquialisms, archaisms, hellenisms and idiolectal features. Terence is shown to give his old men an old-fashioned and verbose tone, while low characters are represented as using colloquial diction. An examination of Eunuchus' language shows it to be closer to the Plautine linguistic tradition. The book also provides a thorough linguistic/stylistic commentary on all the fragments of the palliata, the togata and the atellana. It shows that Terence, except in the case of his Eunuchus, consciously distances himself from the linguistic/stylistic tradition of Plautus followed by all other comic poets.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Conspectus siglorump. xi
Introductionp. 1
Linguistic differentiation in Terence
Colloquialismsp. 21
Archaismsp. 44
Senilis [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible]p. 62
Hellenismsp. 83
Features of elevated languagep. 90
Idiolectp. 101
Plautus in Terence: the case of Eunuchusp. 121
Linguistic and stylistic unity in Roman comedy
Introductionp. 145
Terence, Plautus and the palliatap. 150
Turpiliusp. 150
Caecilius Statiusp. 168
Naeviusp. 187
The rest of the palliatap. 197
Terence, Plautus and the togatap. 204
Afraniusp. 204
Titiniusp. 222
Attap. 232
Terence, Plautus and the atellanap. 234
Pomponiusp. 236
Noviusp. 241
Bibliographyp. 247
Index locorump. 261
Index nominum et rerump. 308
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ISBN: 9780521842983
ISBN-10: 0521842980
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 14th April 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.78  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.57