Paper's abstract

Léon Nadjo, The Question of Money in Roman Comedy
The main aim of this paper is to show that the question of money, so important in the Roman comedy, not only has a literary scope, but also reflects some economic tendencies of the epoch when Plautus and Terence wrote their plays. This time is characterised by the decline of the ancient agricultural society and the rising, because of trade and business, of the class of knights. Such a mutation is similar to that which happened in Athens, as it appears in the plays of the poets of the New Comedy, especially in Menander's ones.

Key Words : Comedy, Rome, money
t. 42, 1998 : p. 85-103