Larissa Bonfante, PhD

Larissa Bonfante, PhD Larissa Bonfante is professor of classics emerita at New York University. She received a BA in fine arts and classics from Barnard College, an MA in classics from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in art history and archaeology from Columbia University. Bonfante is the editor of Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies (Wayne State University Press, 1986), coeditor with Judith Lynn Sebesta of The World of Roman Costume (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001), editor of The Barbarians of Europe: Realities and Interactions (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and translator of The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1986) and of The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim: Bilingual Edition (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013).

Larissa Bonfante, PhD's Books

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  • The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim: Bilingual Edition

    Translator: Larissa Bonfante   Editor: Robert Chipok
    Product Code: 7834
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-783-4

    Description & More Details

    Called by Renaissance humanist Conrad Celtes "the German Sappho," Hrotswitha (ca. 935–1000) was a prolific author who wrote eight legends in verse, two historical epics, and six plays in rhythmic prose. This bilingual edition contains the complete Latin text with facing English translation of her six plays, Gallicanus, Dulcitius, Callimachus, Abraham, Paphnutius, and Sapientia. The Latin text, from the 2001 Teubner edition of Hrotswitha's works, appears with a facing English translation. The translations are adaptations for the stage, and include stage directions, which have been added in order to facilitate reading and performance. Students, historians, and lovers of drama will find much to enjoy.