Plautus The Comedies Volume II Complete Roman Drama in

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Plautus The Comedies Volume II Complete Roman Drama in Translation The works of Plautus writes Palmer Bovie mark the real beginning of Roman literature In these lively new translations which effectively communicate the vitality and verve of the originals the plays of Plautus are accessible to a new generationPlays and translatorsVolume 1 Amphitryon Constance Carrier Miles Gloriosus Erich Segal Captivi Richard Moore Casina Richard Beacham Curculio Henry TaylorVolume 2 Rudens Constance Carrier Aulularia Palmer Bovie Bacchides James Tatum Mercator George Garrett Truculentus James Tatum You can find my general thoughts about Plautus here The Rope – This play of reconciliation and reunion reminds me of Shakespeare’s late plays – especially The Tempest A storm starts the plot unfolding and a daughter is reunited with her father a husband is found slaves are freed etc Otherwise this play is moderately entertaining but not a must read There is an interesting interlude by a fisherman about the struggles of the poor