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The Resource Aulularia and other inversions of Plautus, Joannes Burmeister ; edited, translated and introduced by Michael Fontaine

Aulularia and other inversions of Plautus, Joannes Burmeister ; edited, translated and introduced by Michael Fontaine

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Aulularia and other inversions of Plautus
Title
Aulularia and other inversions of Plautus
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Joannes Burmeister ; edited, translated and introduced by Michael Fontaine
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  • eng
  • lat
  • ger
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Joannes Burmeister of Lüneburg (1576-1638) was among the greatest Neo-Latin poets of the German Baroque. His masterpieces, now mostly lost, are Christian ' inversions' of the classical Roman comedies of Plautus. With only minimal changes in language and none in meter, each transforms Plautus' s pagan plays into comedies based on biblical themes. Fascinating in their own right, they also bring back to attention forgotten genres of Renaissance literature. This volume offers the first critical edition of the newly discovered 'Aulularia' (1629), which exists in a sole copy, and the fragments of 'Mater-Virgo' (1621), which adapts Plautus' s 'Amphitryo' to show the Nativity of Jesus. The introduction offers reconstructions of 'Susanna' (based on 'Casina') and 'Asinaria' (1625), his two lost or unpublished inversions of Plautus. Fontaine also provides the only biography of Burmeister based on archival sources, along with discussions of his inimitable Latinity and the perilous context of war and witch burning in which Burmeister wrote. Burmeister's inversions bear witness to the special talent of his age for the creative reworking of classical literature, such as Monteverdi's 'Poppea' or Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas', as well as to his tumultuous times, with his views on military abuses in the Thirty Years War prefiguring those of Grimmelshausen's 'Simplicius Simplicissimus'."--Publisher description
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JSTOR
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1576-1638
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Burmeister, Joannes
Dewey number
480
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text of Burmeister's Aulularia in Latin with English translation on facing pages. Fragments of Burmeister's Mater-Virgo primarily in Latin (some portions are in German) with English translation on facing pages. Introduction and notes in English
LC call number
PA8485.B67
LC item number
A85 2015eb
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1576-1638
  • 1576-1638
  • 1576-1638
  • 1576-1638
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  • Fontaine, Michael
  • Burmeister, Joannes
  • Burmeister, Joannes
  • Burmeister, Joannes
  • Burmeister, Joannes
Series statement
Bibliotheca Latinitatis novae
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  • Burmeister, Joannes
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius
  • Latin drama, Medieval and modern
  • Burmeister, Joannes
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius
  • FICTION
  • Latin drama, Medieval and modern
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Aulularia and other inversions of Plautus, Joannes Burmeister ; edited, translated and introduced by Michael Fontaine
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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927299418
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1 online resource
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online
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9789461661791
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)927299418
Label
Aulularia and other inversions of Plautus, Joannes Burmeister ; edited, translated and introduced by Michael Fontaine
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
927299418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789461661791
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)927299418

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