Phormio


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Phormio

slick lawyer finagles on behalf of two men. [Rom. Lit.: Phormio]
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Algunos dejaron constancia escrita de sendas preocupaciones que todavia tenemos que desvelar, como sucede con un colofon escrito en Napoles el ano 1450 por Gabriel Altadell, quien, ?tal vez?, criticaba al rey Alfonso el Magnanimo con las siguientes palabras: "Pvblii Terencii Afri Phormio explicit Deo gratias.
Es el caso, por ejemplo, de la tipica apelacion final a los espectadores uos ualete (32, 10-11), que encontramos documentada en Poenulus 808, Eunuchus 1094, Phormio 1054 y Heautontimoroumenos 1067.
El Aeli Donati quod fertur Commentum Terenti ofrece, con excepcion hecha del Heautontimouromenos, un comentario continuo a las comedias de Terencio, esto es, a Andria, Eunuchus, Adelphoe, Hecyra y Phormio. La edicion de referencia de Paul Wessner es precedida por la Vita Terenti de Suetonio, el De Fabula y los Excerpta de comoedia de Evancio, tratados breves sobre la historia del genero dramatico y la teoria de la puesta en escena.
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.
The commentary, commonly referred to as Commentum monacense by modern scholars (henceforth CM), treats Terence's plays in the following order: Andria, Eunuchus, Heautontimorumenos, Adelphoe, Hecyra and Phormio. The commentary is in the form of lemmata followed by glosses.
(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.
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