|Born||Publius Terentius Afer|
c. 195/185 BC
|Died||c. 159? BC|
Publius Terentius Afer ( c. 195/185 – c. 159? BC), better known in English as Terence, was an African Roman playwright. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and then, impressed by his abilities, freed him. He wrote simple conversational Latin.
He died, about the age of 25, likely in Greece or on his way back to Rome,
Terence's six plays are:
- Andria (The Girl from Andros) (166 BC)
- Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) (165 BC, but eventually performed in 160 BC)
- Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor) (163 BC)
- Eunuchus (The Eunuch) (161 BC)
- Phormio (161 BC)
- Adelphoe (The Brothers) (160 BC)
References[change | change source]
- Terence (2007-07-31). The Comedies of TerenceLiterally Translated into English Prose, with Notes. Translated by Riley, Henry T. (Henry Thomas).