Classical Philology, Vol. 2

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Author  University Of Chicago Press
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 30, 2012
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Pages  516

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Classical Philology Vol. II January, IQOJ No. i TRAVEL IN ANCIENT TIMES AS SEEN IN PLAUTUS AND TERENCE.1 I By Chable8 Knapp The purpose of this paper is to gather together all that the plays of Plautus and Terence can teach us concerning travel in ancient times, particularly in the time of Menander, Philemon, and Diphilos, that is, the time of the originals on which the plays of Plautus and Terence were based. It is hoped that the paper will itself be ample justification of its existence. I f, however, further warranty is needed, we may find it in the words of a weighty authority: Was una gleichfalls noch immer fehlt, ist eine Geschichte des Reisens im A ltertum (f Urdie Eaiserzeit liegt da freilich die treffliche Behandlung in Friedlftnders Darstellungen aus der Sittengeschichte vor) undim Zusammenhang damit eine neue A rbeit fiber die Fuhrwerke der Alten: denn seit dem lngst antiquierten Buche von Ginzrot (vom Jahre 18171) ist dieser Gegenstand ausfiihrlich nicht mehr behandelt worden, so sehr sich das bildliche Quellenmaterial daf rseither vermehrt hat.2 I shall begin by discussing Plautine and Terentian geography, its extent, its accuracy or inaccuracy; I shall then consider all references to travel from point to point, assembling them into a few clearly defined groups; lastly, I shall take up a number of 1T his paper was presented at a meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, at St. Louis, May 4,1906. So H. Blumner in Krolls Die A ltertumswissenschaft im letzten Viertetfahrhundert, p. 370, in his review of the progress made between 1875 and 1900 in our knowledge of the private life of the Greeks and the Romans.
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