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Chapter 3 - Roman Comedy and Scholarship

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 April 2022

Hannah Čulík-Baird
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Boston University
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Discussion of Cicero’s quotations from Roman comedy in the context of contemporary trends of Roman scholarship which used comedy as the site of linguistic and philosophical analysis. Discussion of Cicero’s preference for Terence over Plautus. Discussion of the influence of Lucius Aelius Stilo’s scholarly methods upon his students, Cicero and Varro. Discussion of Cicero’s use of Roman comedy to define “good Latin”, and to establish philosophical definitions in Latin.

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Print publication year: 2022

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