Prose translation by Anne Dacier. According to the 'permission d'imprimer' (1695 edition) the text was first approved for publication in 1681. Sources: La Vallière, Louis-César et al. Bibliothèque du théâtre françois depuis son origine. 1768, p.231 http://books.google.com/books?id=6WI7AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA231 (18/01/12), Dunlop, John. History of Roman Literature from its earliest period to the Augustan age. 1827, vol.2, p.27 http://books.google.com/books?id=f80TAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA27 (18/21/12). A 1695 edition of the Rudens is available online (second volume of the three-volume series 'Comédies de Plaute') http://books.google.com/books?id=6hd3NP3UifIC&pg=RA1-PR1 (20/01/12).
Paris: Denis Thierry et Claude Barbin, 3 vols.
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