Terence in Late Antiquity Chapter uri icon



  • This chapter sketches the contours of Terence's wide-reaching influence on Roman culture and literature primarily during late antiquity (fourth and fifth centuries CE), a watershed period in the history of the West which witnessed not only the ascendancy of Christianity as the sole imperially endorsed religion but also the last “Golden Age” of ancient Latin literature. The study of Terence during late antiquity was not restricted to the grammarian's classroom but occurred also in less formal settings, such as in the homes of well-educated aristocrats, who gave their children extra-curricular instruction in literature.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013

Full Author List

  • Cain A

book title

  • A companion to Terence

Other Profiles

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781118301975

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 380

end page

  • 396