Phormio


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Phormio

slick lawyer finagles on behalf of two men. [Rom. Lit.: Phormio]
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By the late 1520s, the schoolboys, under the guidance of Lily's surmaster John Rightwise, would perform Terence's Phormio in Latin before Wolsey, its presumed patron, apparently word for word.
(1) "Quot homines tot sententiae: suo quoique mos." Phormio; or, The Scheming Parasite, in THE COMEDIES OF TERENCE 301 (Henry Thomas Riley ed., 1874), available at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22188/22188-h/files/ terence5_6.html#phormio.
(15) All quotations of Phormio are from Terence, ed.
(8) Nempe, meaning "in fact," is found in Cicero and Lucretius, but also in Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, lines 906, 922; Trinummus, lines 328, 427; see Terence, Phormio 2.1.77.
The Riverside Shakespeare, Boston, 1974, 82 shows the woodcut illustrating Terence's Phormio.
Paul's to court to perform a Latin play, Phormio, in 1528, (124) and an intensely political anti-Luther play also performed in Latin before visiting ambassadors in 1527, an indication that grammar school performance had by then gained status at court.
4 and 5; Horace, Ars Poetica; Livy, Books 1, 21 and 30; Terence, Phormio; Seneca, Phaedra; Juvenal; Greek lyric poetry; and (c) commentaries on Greek lyric poetry, Patristic authors, Lucan, Vergil, Cicero, legal texts, Pliny, Ovid, Met., Xenophon, Apuleius, Latin lyric and elegy.