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1-RomeSept11 - Ancient Roman Civ September 11 Swaggering...

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Ancient Roman Civ September 11 Swaggering Soldier o Ending- restores morality Terrence (plays produced from 166-160 BC) o All plays deal with important moral/social issue o Hecyra (mother-in-law) male sexual hypocrisy Prologue in reader Funeral games 166 BC for Lucius Aemilius Pallus o L. Aemilius Pallus- lent 2 of his sons out to be adopted, 1 adopted by Scipio 1 by Fabius, then his other 2 sons died o Adelphoe (brothers)- play at funeral games, dealt with 2 brothers, Micio and Demea, and adoption Micio- affluent, single, urban dweller; has an adopted son from Demea Demea- married, country-life; has a biological son Play revolves around what it is to be a father and what it is to be a son; center issue of two ideological poles Liberal Micio- lax, unrestraining father Repressive Demea- firm, controlling father Terrence is a highly Greek-influenced Roman playwright 201 after 2 nd Punic War with Carthage Rome controlled Italian peninsula, some of Africa,
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course CLAS 151g taught by Professor Habinek during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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