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[Transcriber's Note:

This translation of Terence was published by Harper & Brothers as the second part of an omnibus volume also containing the 1853 Riley translation (prose, with notes and commentary). The Riley portion has been released as a separate e text, 22188.

This e text includes readings from the 1768 second edition of Colman. In general, only differences in wording are included; variations in spelling and punctuation were disregarded. It is not known whether the Harper's text was based on the first edition of Colman or some later edition. Where the Harper text was clearly in error, the 1768 reading was substituted in the main text. In all cases, the alternative readings are shown at the end of each Scene.

Stage directions in braces such as { MICIO and DEMEA apart. } were added by the transcriber where the original format was impractical.

Each play is a free standing unit.]

The COMEDIES of TERENCE.

Literally Translated into English Prose, with Notes.

By HENRY THOMAS RILEY, B.A., Late Scholar of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

To which is added the blank verse translation of GEORGE COLMAN.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square. 1896.

Harper's NEW CLASSICAL LIBRARY.

Comprising Literal Translations of

Cæsar. Virgil. Sallust. Horace. Terence. Tacitus. 2 Vols. Livy. 2 Vols. Cicero's Orations. Cicero's Offices, Lælius, Cato Major, Paradoxes, Scipio's Dream, Letter to Quintus. Cicero On Oratory and Orators. Cicero's Tusculan Disputations, The Nature of the Gods, and The Commonwealth. Juvenal. Xenophon. Homer's Iliad. Homer's Odyssey. Herodotus. Demosthenes. 2 Vols. Thucydides. Æschylus. Sophocles. Euripides. 2 Vols. Plato (Select Dialogues).

12mo, Cloth, $1.00 per Volume.

Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, New York.

The above works are for sale by all booksellers, or they will be sent by HARPER & BROTHERS to any address on receipt of price as quoted. If ordered sent by mail, 10 per cent. should be added to the price to cover cost of postage.

CONTENTS.

COMEDIES OF TERENCE: IN VERSE.

The Andrian 367 The Eunuch 408 The Self Tormentor 451 The Brothers 494 The Step Mother 535 Phormio 568

THE COMEDIES OF TERENCE.

TRANSLATED INTO FAMILIAR BLANK VERSE, BY GEORGE COLMAN.

Primores populi arripuit populumque tributim: Scilicet uni æquus virtuti atque ejus amicis. Quin ubi se a vulgo et scena in secreta remorant Virtus Scipiadæ et mitis sapientia Læli, Nugari cum illo et discincti ludere, donec Decoqueretur olus, soliti.

HORACE.

THE ANDRIAN.

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

PROLOGUE. SIMO. PAMPHILUS. CHREMES. CHARINUS. CRITO. SOSIA. DAVUS. BYRRHIA. DROMO. SERVANTS, ETC.

GLYCERIUM. MYSIS. LESBIA. ARCHYLLIS.

SCENE, ATHENS.

PROLOGUE.

The Bard, when first he gave his mind to write, Thought it his only business, that his Plays Should please the people: but it now falls out, He finds, much otherwise, and wastes, perforce, His time in writing Prologues; not to tell The argument, but to refute the slanders Broach'd by the malice of an older Bard. And mark what vices he is charg'd withal! Menander wrote the Andrian and Perinthian: Know one, and you know both; in argument Less diff'rent than in sentiment and style. What suited with the Andrian he confesses From the Perinthian he transferr'd, and us'd For his: and this it is these sland'rers blame, Proving by deep and learned disputation, That Fables should not be contaminated... Continue reading book >>




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