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THE COMEDIES OF TERENCE.

In the Library of the Arsenal of Paris. The banners in this specimen page from the Comedies of Terence show that the book was written for some royal person, probably Charles VII., in the early part of the fifteenth century.

The circular form given by the artist to the theatre corresponds with the form preserved in the Roman amphitheatres of Arles and Nismes, and as was usual at that period, he has made his plan more clear by inscribing the names on different portions of the building, etc., such as theatre (theatrum), players (joculatores), Roman people or spectators (Populus Romanus), etc. The singular bird's-eye view of the town shows, among other interesting groups, the poet Terence presenting his work to a manager of the theatre. The specimen is from the comedy of the “Eunuch," a portion of the title appearing at the top of each page.

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VOL. XXXVIII.

NEW YORK
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MDCCCXCVII

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