The Six Comedies of Terence (1684) (Vol 2 only)


The Six Comedies of Terence (1684) (Vol 2 only)


Roman playwright Terence’s Six Comedies, of which this volume contains 3. All text in Latin.

Title: Comodediae Sex cum Integris Doctorum Virorum Commentariis (Vol 2)

Author: Publii Terentii (Terence)

Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum, apud Jacobum Hackium, 1684

Condition: Full calf. Very good for its age. Very slight rubbing to cover. Red edges. Some tanning to edges of prelims. Inscription to ffep, and former owner’s bookplate on endpaper. Text clean, binding tight. App 8.5″x5″. All text in Latin.

All text in Latin.





About Terence (from Wikipedia):

Publius Terentius Afer (c. 195/185 – c. 159 BC), better known in English as Terence, was a Roman African playwright during the Roman Republic. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170–160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him. Terence abruptly died, around the age of 25, likely in Greece or on his way back to Rome, due to shipwreck or disease. He was supposedly on his way to explore and find more plots to base his comedies on. His plays were heavily used to learn to speak and write in Latin during the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period, and in some instances were imitated by Shakespeare.

One famous quotation by Terence reads: “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto”, or “I am human, and I think nothing human is alien to me.” This appeared in his play Heauton Timorumenos.