08-04-09 --- LTWL19C Lecture 2

08-04-09 --- LTWL19C Lecture 2 - 1 Menander Poet of New...

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08-04-09 1. Menander: Poet of New Comedy a. Famous writer b. Wrote in Greek, was Athenian c. All of his works have perished d. papyrus: ancient paper i. very well preserved in a hot, dry climate ii. average man would write on iii. cut a large stock into columns n such and glued iv. 4-5 plays were found of Menander (1910) e. 2. Terence: (185-159) a. His main model in his plays was Menander b. Marcus Terentius Afer: full name i. “Afer” means African ii. Was a slave from war, his master was Marcus Terentius c. Died ‘young’ at 26 d. All of his works are preserved e. The authors were under attack, literary attack f. Through the prologues, you can’t get a brief glimpse as to what was going on between 185-159 g. Plautus, in his prologues, forecasts the plot i. Very popular; to the point that people forged plays h. Terence, even though he was chosen year-after-year to present a play, could not hold an audience i. Audience pulled away by tight-rope walkers, boxers, and gladiators i. Calls the audience
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course LTWL 19C taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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08-04-09 --- LTWL19C Lecture 2 - 1 Menander Poet of New...

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