For problems of text the editions of J. H. Gray (T. Macci Plauti Epidicus, Cambridge, ) and G. Ammendola (Plauto, Epidico, Città di Castello, ) have. Published: (); Plauto. Il “Persa”. By: Plautus, Titus Maccius. Published: ( ); T. Macci Epidico / Plauto ; commentato dal dott. Giuseppe Ammendola. Epidico by Tito Maccio Plauto, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The next production of Miles Gloriosus that is known from limited records was given by the Westminster School in His influence ranges from similarities in idea to full literal translations woven into plays. The means of expression are not always specific to the writer, i. Search Publications Pages Publications Pages. The historical context within which Plautus wrote can be seen, to some extent, in his comments on contemporary events and persons.

His form was too complex to be fully understood, however, and, as indicated by the Terentius et delusor, it was unknown at the time if Plautus was writing in prose or verse. He seems to have begun furiously, scrubbing out Plautus’ alphabetically arranged plays with zest before growing lazy, then finally regaining his vigor at the end of the manuscript to ensure not a word of Plautus was legible.

Duarte Martinho marked it as to-read Nov 29, There are differences not just in how the father-son relationship is presented, but also in the way in which Menander and Plautus write their poetry. Annuncia inoltre alla coppia che avranno due figli gemelli, dei quali uno figlio di Giove, quindi semidio, il futuro Ercole. Plautus is well known for his devotion to puns, especially when it comes to the names of his characters.


At the time of Plautus, Rome was expanding, and having much success in Greece. Andrews discusses the spatial semantics of Plautus; he has observed that even the different spaces of the stage are thematically charged.

Their speech is littered with words such as pietas and aequusand they struggle to make their father fulfill his proper role.

Manuscript tradition Plautus wrote around 52 plays, of which 20 have survived, making him the most prolific ancient dramatist in terms of surviving work. In essence it is Greek theater colonized by Rome and its playwrights. Further emphasizing and elevating the artistry of the language of pkauto plays of Plautus is the use of meter, which simply put is the rhythm of the play.

Most of the very important characters have names while most of the unnamed characters are of less importance.

Plautus’ characters—many of which seem to crop up in quite a few plauo his plays—also came from Greek stock, though they too received some Plautine innovations. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The humor Plautus offered, such as “puns, word plays, distortions of meaning, or other forms of verbal humor he usually puts them in the mouths of characters belonging to the lower social ranks, to whose language and position these varieties of humorous technique are epodico suitable,” [57] matched well with the stable of characters.

Giunto a Roma, divenne autore e attore di commedie palliataee fu il primo tra gli autori drammatici latini a specializzarsi nel solo genere comico. Because of the inversion of order created by a devious or witty slave, this stock character was perfect for achieving a humorous response and the traits of the character worked well for driving the plot forward.

Plautine diction is distinctive in its use of archaic Latin forms. These words give the language a French flair just as Greek did to the Latin-speaking Romans.


Cole discusses the influence of Plautus and Terence on the Stonyhurst Pageants.

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Captivi — I prigionieri Personaggi Ergastiloparassita: Historical Publishing Company, A place where social norms were upended was inherently suspect. La trama stessa contiene a volte delle incongruenze, delle complicazioni eccessive o degli sbandamenti, per la negligente inserzione in essa di spunti estranei.

By working with the epidoco that were already there but injecting his own creativity, as J. Plzuto has noted that Plautus favors the use of cantica instead of Greek meters.

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Plays were performed in public, for the public, with the most prominent members of the society in the forefront. In other instances, Plautus will give a name to a character that only has a few words or lines. Plays were performed in public, for the public, with the most prominent members of the society in the forefront.

Of the approximate proper names in the surviving plays of Plautus, about names are Greek.

epivico Ethan rated it liked it Dec 08, He reworked the Greek texts to give them a flavour that would appeal to the local Roman audiences. Plautus is well known for his devotion to puns, especially when it comes to the names of his characters. Plautus was a popular comedic playwright while Roman theatre was still in its infancy and still largely undeveloped.