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Terence and the Language of Roman Comedy

By: Evangelos Karakasis

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012797

ISBN: 0-521-84298-0

Condition: New

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 Eu... View more info