Moodie 2018

Erin K. Moodie's Plautus' Poenulus: A Student Commentary (University of Michican Press, 2015) is an excellent addition to the available intermediate Latin commentaries, observing that more are needed, and particularly ones like Plautus’ Poenulus, which does not do all the work for the student. One member summarized well the excellent features of this commentary: “The rich introduction to Plautus’ meters and manuscript tradition, the general background to Roman drama and the specific background of the Poenulus, one of the most complicated of all Plautus’ plays, and the enviable command of scholarship on Plautus make this commentary an excellent choice as a scholarly … but accessible treatment of the play. The grammar references are useful as is the layout of the references and notes.”