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Title: A commentary on the Aulularia of Plautus (lines 1-586).
Author: Stace, Christopher.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1971
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The last major edition (with commentary) of this play was that of Wagner in 1866. Since that date important discoveries have been made, and continue to be made, in the field of Greek New Comedy. In particular, considerable fragments of Menander - including one complete play (Dyskolos, which bears a marked resemblance to Aulularia) and another virtually complete play (the Samia) have been found. These discoveries have sparked off great interest in the field of New Comedy, and much that had been written on the relationship of the Roman Comedies to their Greek models may have to be revised in the light of our new knowledge. The present work is an attempt to provide an up-to-date commentary on the Aulularia, which takes into account the increased knowledge of New Comedy afforded by these discoveries, as well as the insight gained into the language and metre of Plautus in the century which has elapsed since Wagner's edition. Certain issues of importance have been relegated to the end in the form of Appendices, together with detailed comparisons of Aulularia and Menander's Dyskolos, and Aulularia and Moliere's L'Avare.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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