Bibliography (Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Revised Third Edition)
Butler, James H. The Theatre and Drama of Greece and Rome. San Francisco: Chandler, 1972. Discusses Terence’s defense of plays he wrote; Terence’s works were better received after his lifetime and severely criticized during it. Shows Andria in context of other works by Terence. Compares the plays of Terence to those of Plautus.
Copley, Frank O. “Terence.” In Latin Literature: From the Beginnings to the Close of the Second Century a.d. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1969. Describes the circumstances in which Andria was written and how it was first presented to playwright and critic Caecilius.
Hadas, Moses. A History of Latin Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. Examines how Andria was created from two plays of Menander, a classical playwright. Gives a helpful plot line and offers criticism of Andria. Discusses circumstances in which the play was presented and produced.
Norwood, Gilbert. The Art of Terence. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1923. Examines the success of the play and whether Terence received help from other sources. Allows for a comparison of Andria to the other comedies by Terence. Helpful for finding early twentieth century criticism on Terence.
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