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This volume is an original study of the plays of the two great Roman comic playwrights Plautus and Terence in the context of political and economic change in Rome in the third and second centuries BC. In contrast to the dominant trend of viewing the plays by reference to their largely lost Greek originals, the book adopts a historicist approach that concentrates on their effect on a contemporary audience.
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Matthew Lightner is the former executive chef of Atera in New York City, a recipient of two Michelin stars.
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