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Numantia

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .To curb thine army with an iron bit,

And hold the soldier back with tightened rein

When he would plunge into the loathsome pit.

Our army's force would be a thing in vain

If right and virtue do not go with it;

Although it march along in proud array,

With thousand squadrons, and with banners gay.

[At this point there enter as many soldiers as may be, and Caius Marius, armed in antique fashion, without arquebuses, and Scipio, ascending a small eminence on the stage, glances round at the soldiers and says:

Scipio.

By that proud gesture, by the lusty swell

Of these rich trappings, with their martial sheen,

[5]

My friends, for Romans I do know you well—

Romans in build and gallant port, I mean;

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Relegada durante mucho tiempo a un segundo plano frente a los Entremeses, hoy día esta pieza está considerada por autores como Ruiz Ramón como "la mejor tragedia española del siglo XVI y una de las más importante del teatro español". De tema histórico-nacional (los numantinos prefieren la destru...more

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La curiosa primera obra de Cervantes que, ambientada en tiempo de la Hispania romana personifica a España, al río Duero, al hambre, a la guerra y a la enfermedad. Es una tragedia teatral que emplea versos para crear los diálogos d...more

No es lo mejor de Cervantes que he leído. Prefiero sus novelas.

Una historia increible sobre el honor de un pueblo que no permitió rendirse ante el yugo de los romanos.

a potlatch and mass suicide by all inhabitants of a city.... dang. surprised this is the first Cervantes thing I read. It was in verse which I usually dont like in plays but the Roy Campbell translation was pretty good

Interesante para conocer las poéticas teatrales de la época. Sobre todo si se lee acompañado de las poéticas aristotélicas. Es una obra en verso, muy distinta de las que estamos acostumbrados a disfrutar hoy día. Las notas de Gilabert son valiosas. Muy recomendado como ejercicio literario.

A pesar de que el teatro nunca fue el fuerte de Cervantes y se nota, podemos ver indicios de lo que luego sería su obra maestra: el antimaniqueísmo, la alegoría mezclada con lo realista, el papel digno que le da a la mujer y el tema de la libertad.

Si bien España se vio derrotada en el siglo II a.d.C. por los romanos; Cervantes reivindica la nobleza de su patria en esta historia.

This tragedy is one of the most popular works of Cervantes before he wrote "Don Quixote." It shows the destruction of the pre-Roman city of Numancia, in Spain, in the time of Scipio Aemilianus, when this general built a rampart around the city to prevent the entrance of victuals or the escape of...more

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