Terence's Comedies

Terence's Comedies

France — 15th century

Terence's Comedies

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Terence's Comedies

Publius Terentius Afer, known as Terence in English, was a playwright during the Roman Republic whose comedies were first performed ca. 170-160 BC. They went on to be regarded as models of pure Latin and were used for teaching during from the Middle Ages until the early modern period. Of over 600 surviving manuscript witnesses for the work, about a dozen illuminated copies exist. This fine specimen from the early-15th century was created for Duke Louis de Guyenne, third son of King Charles VI of France. It has one full-page miniature created under the supervision of the Bedford Master and 132 small miniatures appearing at the beginning of each scene attributed to the Master of Luçon, the Master of the City of the Ladies, the Master of the Adelphs, and the Master of Orose.


Alternative Titles
Terenz: Komödien
Le Térence des Ducs
Publius Terencius Afer: Comoediae
Size / Format
474 pages / 33.7 × 24.0 cm
15th century
1 full-page miniature; 132 smaller miniatures
Andria (The woman of Andros)
Eunuchus (The Eunuch)
Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)
Adelphoe (The Brothers)
Phormio (The Phormion)
Hecyra (The Mother-in-law)
Artist / School

Available facsimile editions:
Limited Edition: 255 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Le Térence des Ducs

Limited Edition: 255 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Henry Marie Radegonde Martin
Language: French

The commentary was included in a separate part of the facsimile volume.
1 volume: This facsimile is not complete. Monochrome reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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