Terence Quotes (140 quotes)
Heauton Timorumenos, l. 77. Variant translation: "I am a man; I count nothing human foreign to me."
Ius summum saepe summa est malitia. - Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
Heauton Timorumenos 77
Andria (The Lady of Andros), The Prologue, line 17
“For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness.”
The Comedies of Terence: Echard's Translation (Cassell, 1963), p. 164
“I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.”
Eunuchus, Act IV, Scene VIII
Quot homines tot sententiae: suo quoique mos. - Phormio
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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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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