Terence Quotes (166 quotes)
Eunuchus, Act I, Scene II
Comedies of Terence - Eunuchus (The Eunuch). Sometimes attributed to Jean Racine
Eunuchus, Act IV, Scene VIII
Adelphoe [The Brothers] (160 BC), Act V, Scene III
Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor), Act IV, Scene I
“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
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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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