Terence Quotes (140 quotes)




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Heauton Timorumenos, l. 77. Variant translation: "I am a man; I count nothing human foreign to me."
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Ius summum saepe summa est malitia. - Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
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Andria (The Lady of Andros), The Prologue, line 17
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The Comedies of Terence: Echard's Translation (Cassell, 1963), p. 164
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Phormio, Act I, scene 4, line 25 (203)
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Fortis fortuna adiuvat. - Phormio
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Quot homines tot sententiae: suo quoique mos. - Phormio
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Variant translation: "... that you shall remember this place, today, and me, your whole life-long" - Eunuchus (The Eunuch), Act IV, scene VIII


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Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Publius Terentius Afer, better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170 160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freed him.

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