The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos): With More English Songs from Foreign Tongues (Classic Reprint) Publius Terentius Afer

ISBN: 9781331967170

Published: September 27th 2015

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240 pages


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The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos): With More English Songs from Foreign Tongues (Classic Reprint)  by  Publius Terentius Afer

The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos): With More English Songs from Foreign Tongues (Classic Reprint) by Publius Terentius Afer
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781331967170 | 4.45 Mb

Excerpt from The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos): With More English Songs From Foreign TonguesIt is a remarkable fact that although the Comedies of Terence are mines whence Latin lexicographers and school book makers take specimens of elegantMoreExcerpt from The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos): With More English Songs From Foreign TonguesIt is a remarkable fact that although the Comedies of Terence are mines whence Latin lexicographers and school book makers take specimens of elegant Latinity, and although the abbreviation of the poets name, Ter, is familiar to the eye of every schoolboy who has studied a Latin Grammar or searched with any care through a Latin Dictionary, still comparatively few of the graduates of our colleges have ever read a word of the famous poet who was the idol of his own times and who, of all the Latin writers, was most admired and most closely studied by the scholars of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

In fact, no scholar, during that period, seemed to make any pretensions to the name until he had given printed evidence to the world that he had made critical study of the Comedies of Terence. The learned Philip Melanchthon, in the Latin Preface to his edition of Terence says, Terence, without doubt, surpasses all others in purity of language, which virtue in discourse is, beyond all doubt, the most important- I shall not regret my labor, if thereby I shall make others love Terence more- I exhort all teachers to advise the young to study this author with great attention.

Erasmus also held the writings of Terence in high esteem. In the dedication of his edition of Terence, which, together with his Commentaries is written in Latin, he says: From no other writer can the Roman tongue be learned with greater purity, nor is there any writer more delightful to the reader or more suitable for the young.The great value set upon the works of Terence is shown by the fact that they were among the first of the ancient classic writings given to the world by means of the printing press.

The precise year in which the first edition was printed is not known.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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