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January 30, 2008 Plautus continued o Canticum – A model of high character for all the world I stood, but now at last I realize I’m just no earthly good. (sung by son in Haunted House) Terence o 160s BCE o Freedman o 6 Latin works survive (very influential) o Style 1 st Latin writer to reproduce natural conversation More emphasis on characters Prologues (defense against critics) Part of Western higher education curriculum until 19 th century o Woman from Andros Simo – father Sosia – faithful freedman Davus – slave Pamphilius – son Glycerium – girlfriend Chremes – future father-in-law Crito – Greek visitor Common themes of Comedy o Fathers and sons o Tricky slaves o Youth vs. age o Love with complications Ludi (festivals)
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Unformatted text preview: o Roman theater Temporary buildings at first All classes watch Continuous performance with no breaks Stock characters o Theater buildings Permanent theaters considered a decadent luxury banned by the Senate during the Republic temporary wooden structures demolished at the end of the festival for which they were created Could be elaborate (seating 80,000 people) Pompey (106-48 BCE) the Great o Consul o Victorious general o Rival of Julius Caesar o Built 1 st permanent theater in Rome Concrete monumental stairway to the Temple of Venus Seated 27,000 Not preserved shows up on late Roman city plan (carved in marble)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CLA 2120 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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