Conversely to Estienne's 1541 translation of Andria, published under its Latin title, this prose translation was not meant as a textbook, but as a literary exercise. It was not published by the Estienne family, but by another parisian publisher, Gilles Corrozet, reprinted in 1552 (Paris: Estienne Groulleau). The translation was prefaced by a dissertation on ancient theatre that Charles Estienne reprinted in 1543, 1548 and 1556 to preface a comedy translated from the Italian, first entitled Sacrifice and later, Les Abusez. Lawton argues for the potential influence of this preface on authors of the Pleiade and Jodelle in particular. Sources: Lawton, Harold W. Térence en France au seizième siècle, éditions et traductions. 1926, pp.439-449, 553 and BNF catalogue général.
Paris: Gilles Corrozet
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