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Comedies of Terence - Eunuchus (The Eunuch). Sometimes attributed to Jean Racine
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Adelphoe [The Brothers] (160 BC), Act V, Scene III
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Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
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Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor), Act IV, Scene I
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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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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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