Roman Comedy: Plautus & Terence
Compiled and Edited by Ben Potter
Foreword and Introductions by Ben Potter and Jocelyn Hitchcock
This month’s Classical Wisdom ebook will bring some much-needed light relief via Rome’s two champion mirth-makers, the playwrights Plautus (254-184 BC) and Terence (195/185-159 BC).
Roman comedy borrowed extensively from Greek New Comedy and relied heavily on stock characters involved in bawdy and ridiculous romances. We’ll delve into these stock characters, the biographies of these great comedians, helpful synopsizes of the comedies as well as the originals themselves!