Terence between Late Antiquity and the Age of Printing

Illustration, Commentary and Performance


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Terence between Late Antiquity and the Age of Printing investigates the Medieval and Early Renaissance reception of Terence in highly innovative ways, combining the diverse but interrelated strands of textual criticism, illustrative tradition, and performance. The plays of Terence seem to have remained unperformed until the Renaissance, but they were a central text for educators in Western Europe. Manuscripts of the plays contained scholarship and illustrations which were initially inspired by Late Antique models, and which were constantly transformed in response to contemporary thought. The contributions in this work deal with these topics, as well as the earliest printed editions of Terence, theatrical revivals in Northern Italy, and the readership of Terence throughout the Early Middle Ages.

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Giulia Torello-Hill (PhD Nottingham, 2006) is a Fellow at the University of Queensland. She has published on Greek Old Comedy and on the reception of ancient drama in the Italian Renaissance, and is now (with Andrew Turner) investigating humanist interpretations of classical dramatic theories for the Australian Research Council.

Andrew J. Turner (PhD Melbourne, 2000) is a Fellow at Melbourne University, where he teaches Latin. He has published on the reception of Terence and Sallust, and jointly edited a DVD-facsimile of an illustrated Terence manuscript with Bernard Muir.

Contributors are: James H. Kim On Chong-Gossard, Chrysanthi Demetriou, Gianni Guastella, Salvatore Monda, Bernard J. Muir, Beatrice Radden Keefe, Giulia Torello-Hill, Andrew J. Turner and Claudia Villa.

Preliminary Matter
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors

Chapter 1: Introduction

Text and Images
Chapter 2: Bernard J. Muir, “Terence’s Comedies: Development, Transmission, and Transformation”
Chapter 3: Beatrice Radden-Keefe, “Illustrating the Manuscripts of Terence”
Chapter 4: James H. Kim On Chong-Gossard, “Thais Walks the German Streets: Text, Gloss, and Illustration in Neidhart’s 1486 German Edition of Terence’s Eunuchus”

Chapter 5: Salvatore Monda, “Terence Quotations in Latin Grammarians: Shared and Distinguishing Features”
Chapter 6: Andrew J. Turner, “Problems with the Terence Commentary Traditions: The Oedipus Scholion in BnF, lat. 7899”

Text and Performance
Chapter 7: Chrysanthi Demetriou, “Donatus’ Commentary: The Reception of Terence’s Performance”
Chapter 8: Gianni Guastella, “Ornatu prologi: Terence’s Prologues on the Stage/on the Page”
Chapter 9: Giulia Torello-Hill, “The Revival of Classical Roman Comedy in Renaissance Ferrara: From the Scriptorium to the Stage”

Chapter 10: Claudia Villa, “Terence’s Audience and Readership in the Ninth to Eleventh Centuries”

Academic libraries, specialists and postgraduate students with an interest in the reception of Terence, his manuscript tradition, classical and Renaissance drama, and art historians who specialize in manuscript illumination.
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