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LAT 304 Drama (3 credits)

The class will engage in daily translation, discussion, literary and metrical analysis of Plautus’ Menaechmi. We will explore the following topics: the development of comedy at Rome and its debt to Greek "New Comedy," its staging and performance, and its conventional themes and stock characters. We will also develop an appreciation for the principal features of Plautus’ language, including colloquialisms, Grecisms, puns, and double entendres. Fulfills the Art/Literature requirement of the GER/GEP.