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Works: 5,306 works in 16,725 publications in 19 languages and 94,814 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Biography  Illustrated works  Manuscripts  Autographs  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator, Composer
Classifications: PA6755, 872.5
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Most widely held works by Terence
The comedies of Terence by Terence( Book )

656 editions published between 1525 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 'Andria', 'Heauton Timorumenos', 'Eunuchus', 'Phormio', 'Heyra', 'Adelphoe'
Phormio by Terence( Book )

279 editions published between 1494 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelphoe by Terence( Book )

219 editions published between 1494 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comoediae by Terence( Book )

537 editions published between 1450 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence by Terence( Book )

44 editions published between 1912 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer, c. 195-159 B.C.), was a north African of Carthage. He was brought to Rome as a household slave of the Roman Terentius Lucanus, who had him educated and freed. Terence was then admitted to the society of Roman nobles who liked literature; for them chiefly he composed six Latin comedies (based on Greek models), all of which are extant. Gifted with an intimate knowledge of human nature, but preferring the kindly to the cruel, he presents us, in polished poetry, with loving parents and children, gentle masters, and faithful slaves, well suited to the Roman circle for which he was writing. Even where social behavior is not high, there is refinement and subtle humour. At least one of the plays has a very modern look. Indeed none of them is specially related to his own time; all however are meant to reproduce life as presented by playwrights of the 'New Comedy' (especially Menander) at Athens about a century earlier
P. Terenti Afri Andria by Terence( Book )

109 editions published between 1737 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence's comedies are adaptations from Greek New Comedy, which flourished in Athens at the end of the fourth century and in the first half of the third, and was so called to distinguish it from the Old Comedy of the fifth century, and the Middle Comedy, a less important transition stage between the two. Old and New Comedy are two totally different dramatic forms, reflecting the different conditions of life in the two periods
P. Terentii Carthaginensis Afri Comoediæ sex by Terence( Book )

251 editions published between 1529 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eunuchus by Terence( Book )

84 editions published between 1494 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Terenti Comoediae by Terence( Book )

163 editions published between 1521 and 1916 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phormio of Terence by Terence( Book )

71 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in Latin and English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publii Terentii Comoediae sex by Terence( Book )

174 editions published between 1483 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence in English : Fabulae comici facetissimi et elegantissimi poetæ Terentii omnes anglicæ factæ & hac nova forma editæ by Terence( Book )

96 editions published between 1598 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mother in law by Terence( Book )

85 editions published between 1495 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers by Terence( Book )

50 editions published between 1734 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comoediæ sex by Terence( Book )

294 editions published between 1351 and 1857 in 5 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eunuch by Terence( Book )

44 editions published between 1734 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedria has been thrown out of his lover Thais's house. And, to add insult to injury, he had paid for his right to be there. He does not know what he should do - he fears losing his place in the pecking order to his rival Thraso - and has only his trusted companion, and slave, Parmeno, for advice. Parmeno, who knows what freedoms can be bought with gold, suggests a gift: a slave girl, and a eunuch. But when Phaedria's brother Chaerea falls in love with another girl (a gift from Thraso hoping to woo Thais), he conspires to have himself substituted for the eunuch, and placed inside Thais's house, causing untold complications for Thais, Phaedria and, not least, himself
The comedies by Terence( Book )

127 editions published between 1667 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I thought you'd do what the common run of slaves normally do, cheating and tricking me because my son's having an affair.'Terence's comedies have provided plots and characters for comic drama from classical times to the present; the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome, he has influenced authors from Moli--egrave--;re and Wycherley to P.G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and boastful soldiers populate his plays, which show love triumphing over obstacles of various kinds, and the problems that arise from ignorance, misunderstanding, and prejudice. A
Terence's comedies : made English, with his life, and some remarks at the end by Terence( Book )

90 editions published between 1694 and 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publii Terentii Afri Comoediæ : ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitæ. Accesserunt variæ lectiones, quæ in libris MSS. & eruditorum commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt by Terence( Book )

59 editions published between 1701 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae sex : Ex editione Westerhovii by Terence( Book )

88 editions published between 1474 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Afer, Publius T. v195-v159

Afer, Publius Terentius

Afer, Publius Terentius c. 195-159 a.C

Afer, Publius Terentius v195-v159

Africano, Publio Terencio

Afro, Publio Terencio

Apher, Publius Terentius

P. T v195-v159

Pubbliu Tirenziu Afru

Publij Terencij.

Publije Terencije Afer

Publije Terencije Afrikanac v195-v159

Publio Terencio Africano

Publio Terencio Africanu

Publio Terenzio Afro commediografo berbero di lingua latina

Publius Terentius.

Publius Terentius Afer.

Publius Terentius Afer 0190?-0159 av. J.-C.

Publius Terentius Afer asi 195 př. Kr.-asi 159 př. Kr

Publius Terentius Afer v195-v159

Publiusz Terencjusz Afrykańczyk.

Pwblïý Terencïýdi


T., P. v195-v159


Tereci Àfer, Publi



Térence 0190?-0159 av. J.-C

Terence 186 or 5 B.C.-ca. 161 B.C.

Térence asi 195 př. Kr.-asi 159 př. Kr

Térence auteur de théâtre romain

Térence ca 190-159 av. J.-C.

Térence ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Térence ca 195-159 f.Kr

Térence de Carthage v195-v159

Térence dramaturge et poète comique romain

Terence Roman comic playwright

Térence v195-v159

Térence v195-v159 de Carthage


Terenci Afer

Terenci Àfer, Publi ca. 195-ca. 159 aC

Terenci, Publi

Terenci v195-v159


Terencij, Publij.

Terencij v195-v159


Terencije Afer, Publije




Terencio 0190?-0159 av. J.-C.

Terencio Afer, Publio

Terencio Africano, P.

Terencio Africano, Publio

Terencio Afro, Publio

Terencio, Publio

Terêncio v195-v159

Terencius Afer, Publius v195-v159

Terencius v195-v159


Terencjusz Afrykańczyk, Publiusz.

Terencjusz komediopisarz rzymski

Terencyusz, Publiusz.

Terenses ca 195-159 f.Kr


Terentiano v195-v159


Terentio v195-v159


Terentios v195-v159



Terentius Afer

Terentius Afer, P.

Terentius Afer, P. ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Terentius Afer, P. (Publius)

Terentius Afer, P. v195-v159

Terentius Afer P. ок.195-159 до н.э.

Terentius Afer Publius

Terentius Afer Publius 0190?-0159 av. J.-C.

Terentius Afer, Publius c. 195-159 a.C.

Terentius Afer, Publius ca 195-159 f.Kr

Terentius Afer, Publius v195-v159

Terentius Afer v195-v159

Terentius Africanus, Publius.

Terentius Africanus, Publius v195-v159

Terentius Afrus, Publius v195-v159

Terentius Apher, Publius

Terentius Apher, Publius v195-v159

Terentius Aphrus, Publius v195-v159

Terentius ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Terentius ca 195-159 f.Kr

Terentius Carthaginiensis Afer, Publius v195-v159

Terentius Comicus v195-v159

Terentius Komödiendichter v195-v159

Terentius, P.

Terentius, P. Afer.

Terentius, P. (Publius)

Terentius, Pub.

Terentius, Publius.

Terentius, Publius A. v195-v159

Terentius Publius Afer

Terentius Publius Afer ókori római vígjátékíró

Terentius, Publius ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Terentius, Publius S. v195-v159

Terentius, Publius v195-v159

Terentius v195-v159

Terentius v195-v159 Afer

Terentius v195-v159 Comicus

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Terentius v195-v159 von Karthago

Terentius v195-v159 von Libyen

Terentius v195-v159 Writer of Comedy

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Terentius von Libyen v195-v159

Terentius Writer of Comedy v195-v159

Terentius ок. 195-159 до н.э.


Terent︠s︡iĭ, Publiĭ


Terentz v195-v159



Terenz 0190?-0159 av. J.-C.

Terenz ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Terenz ca 195-159 f.Kr

Terenz römischer Dichter

Terenz v195-v159


Terenzio 0190?-0159 av. J.-C.

Terenzio Africano, Publio v195-v159

Terenzio Afro, P. ca 195-159 f.Kr

Terenzio Afro, P. v195-v159

Terenzio Afro , Publio

Terenzio Afro, Publio c. 195-159 a.C

Terenzio Afro, Publio ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Terenzio Afro, Publio v195-v159

Terenzio Afro v195-v159

Terenzio ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Terenzio ca 195-159 f.Kr

Terenzio, Publio.

Terenzio, Publio Afro v195-v159

Terenzio, Publio v195-v159

Terenzio v195-v159

Terenzius, Publius v195-v159

Tereutius Apher, Publius v195-v159

Ternetius Afer v195-v159

Ternetius Apher, Publius v195-v159

Therencius v195-v159

Therentius ca 195-159/158 v.Chr

Therentius Comicus v195-v159

Therentius v195-v159 Comicus


Публий Теренций Афр

Публий Теренций Афр древнеримский комедиограф

Публий Теренций Афр ок. 195-159 до н.э.

Публий Теренцийді

Публије Теренције Афер


Теренций Афр ок. 195-159 до н.э.

Теренций Афр, Публий

Теренций Афра, П

Теренций Афра, П. (Публий)

Теренций ок. 195-159 до н.э.

Теренций, П

Теренций П. ок. 195-159 до н.э.

Теренций, П. (Публий)

Теренций, Публий






טרנטיוס אפר, פובליוס

פובליוס טרנטיוס אפר

أفير، ترنتيوس


ترنتيوس أفير

پوبلیوس ترنتیوس آفر

پۋبلىيي تەرەنتسىييدى


პუბლიუს ტერენციუსი

테렌스 B.C. 190-B.C. 159

테렌시우스 B.C. 190-B.C. 159

테렌시우스 아페르, 푸블리우스 B.C. 190-B.C. 159

푸블리우스 테렌티우스 아페르




PhormioAdelphoeComoediaeTerenceP. Terenti Afri AndriaEunuchusThe mother in lawThe brothers