1694 TERENCE 1st ENGLISH ed Life & Comedies Greek Roman Plays Theatre Eachard

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“I am human, and I think nothing of which is human is alien to me.”

– Terence, The Self-Tormentor

 

Terence was a 2nd-century BC Roman playwright who is most remembered for his comedies. His six plays, which all survive, were composed after he was freed from slavery. His plays were composed in simple Latin and were popular during the Middle Ages, despite having prevalent themes of paganism throughout.

 

Published in 1694, this English edition was the first edited by Laurence Eachard and others, features a life of the author, and includes the major works of Terence:

  • Andria (The Girl from Andros)
  • Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law)
  • Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
  • Phormio (Phormio, the Parasite)
  • Eunuchus (The Eunuch)
  • Adelphoe (The Brothers)

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1694 TERENCE 1st ENGLISH ed Life & Comedies Greek Roman Plays Theatre Eachard

 

“I am human, and I think nothing of which is human is alien to me.”

– Terence, The Self-Tormentor

 

Terence was a 2nd-century BC Roman playwright who is most remembered for his comedies. His six plays, which all survive, were composed after he was freed from slavery. His plays were composed in simple Latin and were popular during the Middle Ages, despite having prevalent themes of paganism throughout.

 

Published in 1694, this English edition was the first edited by Laurence Eachard and others, features a life of the author, and includes the major works of Terence:

  • Andria (The Girl from Andros)
  • Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law)
  • Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
  • Phormio (Phormio, the Parasite)
  • Eunuchus (The Eunuch)
  • Adelphoe (The Brothers)

 

Item number: #21003

Price: $750

 

TERENCE

 

Terence’s Comedies made English, with his life and some remarks … By several hands

 

London : printed for A. Swall & T. Childe, 1694. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [2], xxix, [5], 324
  • References: Wing T 749; Lowndes 2606
    • First edition according to Wing and Lowndes
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – Pitfirrane
      • Includes crest and motto of the Halkett clan of Pitfirrane (or Pitferain) Castle. Motto: FIDES SUFFICIT
    • Handwritten – Sir John Halkett
      • Likely John Halkett (1768–1852) Governor of the Bahamas and Governor of Tobago. He was born in Pitfirrane, near Dunfermline, Scotland, the third son of Sir John Halkett, 4th Baronet.
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13.5cm)

 

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21003

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

TERENCE

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete