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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Okay, I have made comments on all of the plays in this book, but I wanted to spend a little time looking at the collection as a whole. As I have said time and time again, the difficulty that I have with reading plays is that they are designed to be performed, so when I read them I don't get the same...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
If it wasn't for the fact that this play was written over 1500 years before [book:A Comedy of Errors] I probably would have jumped up and cried that this guy had ripped off [author:Shakespeare], however as it turns out it is probably the other way around, especially since it is well known that Shake...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
The issue of slavery and war is not necessarily something that dominates our discourse in the 21st century, namely because the losers in a war are not enslaved by the victors. While I am not suggesting that wars of the 21st century are less brutal than the wars of the Roman era, these days enemy com...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Sometimes I wonder why we have so few Roman plays, and that the plays that we do have are mostly comedies, and rather dull ones at that. Maybe it is because Rome was not the type of place where you could produce plays the likes of Aristophanes where the playwright is having a dig at the movers and s...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 9 years ago
This classic comedy is a quick read, but it is not much fun. I liked it all right, and I smiled a few times, but it did not make me laugh out loud. Read full review HERE. RECOMMENDATION: Menaechmi is a classical comedy. As such it offers some thought-provoking topics concerning people’s behaviou...
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