Dublin, Ireland: Boulter Grierson, 1766. Leather-bound. 8vo. Full leather, worn at extremities, with a small area of peeling to corner of front board. Six raised bands/seven compartments. Paper browned around edges. frontispiece etching, and one other at conclusion of 45 pp. preface. Overall, clean copy.. Dublin edition. 436pp. Good Plus. Item #83685
Publius Terentius Afer, aka Terentius (Terence), was a Roman African playwright during the Roman Republic, born somewhere between 195 and 185 BCE. 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... When he was about the age of 25, Terence travelled to Greece to gather materials for his plays and never returned. It is mostly believed that Terence died during the journey, but this cannot be confirmed.He wrote and exhibited six comedies" The Andrian; The Eunuch; The Self-Tormentor; The Brothers; The Step-Mother; and Phormio. Some were exhibited at the Megalesian Games; the Funeral Games of L. Aemilius Paulus, and The Roman Sports.