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Plautus: Casina

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This is the first volume dedicated to Plautus' perennially popular comedy Casina that analyses the play for a student audience an... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This is the first volume dedicated to Plautus' perennially popular comedy Casina that analyses the play for a student audience and assumes no knowledge of Latin. It launches a much-needed new series of books, each discussing a comedy that survives from the ancient world. Four chapters highlight the play's historical context, themes, performance and reception, including its reflection of recent societal trends in marriage and property ownership by women after the Punic Wars, and its complex dynamics on stage. It is ideal for students, but helpful also for scholars wanting a brief introduction to the play.

Casina pits a husband (Lysidamus) and wife (Cleostrata) against each other in a struggle for control of a 16-year-old slave named Casina. Cleostrata cleverly plots to frustrate the efforts of her lascivious elderly husband, staging a cross-dressing 'marriage' that culminates in his complete humiliation. The play provides rich insights into relationships within the Roman family. This volume analyses how Casina addresses such issues as women's status and property rights, the distribution of power within a Roman household, and sexual violence, all within a compellingly meta-comic framework from which Cleostrata emerges as a surprising comic hero. It also examines the play's enduring popularity and relevance.



Autorentext

David Christenson is Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona, USA. He is the author of six books (published or forthcoming) and numerous articles, chapters, reviews, and encyclopedia entries on topics within Latin literature.



Inhalt

List of Titles and Abbreviations: Plautus's Plays
Preface

1. Introduction to Plautine Comedy
2. The Social-Historical Context
3. Casina in Performance
4. Main Themes
5. Reception

Appendix: The Structure of Casina

Notes
Guide to Further Reading and Works Cited
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Plautus: Casina
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EAN: 9781350020566
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Bloomsbury UK
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 176
Veröffentlichung: 10.01.2019
Dateigrösse: 1.6 MB
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