This is the first of two prose translations of the same play by Charles Estienne. It was published by Simon de Colines and François Estienne, respectively stepfather and younger brother of the translator. This textbook translation in prose was reprinted in 1546 and 1548 by Robert Estienne, in 1547 by François Estienne in Paris and by Thibaud Payan in Lyon. Charles Etienne's edition of the text and scholia were reprinted in Louvain in 1549 with a translation into Spanish instead of French. Payan reprinted both the edition and the French translation one last time in 1561. Full Latin title: 'P. Terentii Afri Comici Andria: omni interpretationis genere, in adolescentulorum gratiam facilior effecta. Ut ex ac comoedia, omnes deinde alias ab eodem Comico conscriptas, nullo negotio adsequantur juvenes bonarum literarum studoisi. Addita est constuctionis ratio, tum vulgaris, tum etiam Latina: Item scholia, quae selectiorum vocabulorum vim; et bene Latinarum locutionum formulas contineant: cum Ciceronis, et bonorum authorum sermone conferant: corruptam ac vitiatam loquendi consuetudinem emendent.' Sources: Lawton, Harold W. Térence en France au seizième siècle, éditions et traductions. 1926, pp.426-30, 553-54 and BNF catalogue général.
Paris: Simon Colines et François Estienne
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