This anthology contains English translations of five plays by two of the best practitioners of Roman comedy, Plautus and Terence. The plays, Menaechmi, Rudens, Truculentus, Adelphoe, and Eunuchus, provide an introduction to the world of Roman comedy. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on a handsomely produced, inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, tes and appendices.
David Christenson (Ph.D. Harvard Uniserisy) is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona. He is the author of several books including Roman Comedy: Five Plays by Plautus and Terence and Plautus: Casina, Amphitryon, Captivi, Pseudolus, both for Focus Publishing. In 2011-12, he will be a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellow.