Flashcards in Latin Test 4/6/16 Deck (43)
How did Naevius contribute to the adaptation of the Greek epic into Latin literature?
He applied the epic form to a Roman theme
What did Ennuis synthesize together to complete the assimilation of the Greek epic into Latin literature?
The epic form with the meter
What was the occasion for Greek drama?
Distinguished religious occasions
What was the function of Greek drama?
What is the structure of Greek drama?
What is the occasion of Roman drama?
Part of ludi (games)
What is the function of Roman drama?
What is the structure of Roman drama?
Describe the physical layout of a Roman stage
Long and narrow, fronts of two houses with an alley between them
Where did stage left lead to?
Where did stage right lead to?
Harbor or town
Where did strangers enter?
Translate: Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio
Captive Greece captured her rough conquerors and brought the arts to rustic Latium
What does Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio mean?
Even though the Romans conquered the Greeks militarily, the Greeks conquered the Romans culturally
Which noun is the adjective ferum describing?
What does capta describe?
What does agresti describe?
What are fabulae togatae?
Comedies in Roman dress
What are fabulae palliatae?
Comedies in Greek dress
More of a caricature than a distinct character. The soldier is boastful both of his military exploits and his ability to charm the ladies. Often he comes to town w the expectation of acquiring the maiden, but it never works out.
Often the love interest of the young man. Almost invariably she has been sold into this business illegally, has remained chaste, and is finally freed w the help of the young man and his slave
The wealthy father who wants his son to marry someone other than a prostitute
What Greek epic did Livius Andronicus translate into Latin?
His love interest motivates the action of the play. During he course of the play he enlists the help of various characters in attaining his goal of winning his beloved
Often cynical and clever, he served as a contrast to his lovesick master
His main goal is dinner. He is lazy, but clever, and his intrepid activities help his master win the maiden.
Characterized in comedies by greed, impiety, perjury, faithlessness, and inhumanity
Pro-Greek literary group
What are Plautus' plays like?
-boisterous, farsical speech
-21 surviving plays
-c. 200 BC
-main purpose: entertainment