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Terence: The Bloom of Youth

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Terence had a short life and left only six complete comic plays, but he moved the genre on from Plautus and other earlier dramatists.The story of his beginnings as a slave and how he came to RomeThe circles he moved in and how he got support from the Practician class and Caecilius Statius the best known comic dramatist of the day.A short word on the history of Caecilius Statius and Ambitious Turpio, producer and actor.Contemporary criticisms of Terence and his use of Greek comediesA brief review of the six surviving plays.The untimely death of Terence and his legacyThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable -