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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Thirty are unnamed in both the scene headings and the text and there are about nine characters who are named in the ancient text but not in any modern one. Once in Thebes, falls in love with another girl, Telestis, whom he purchases on borrowed money. Leigh has devoted an extensive chapter about Plautus and Hannibal in his book, Comedy and the Rise of Rome. But they also rely on flattery in order to gain these gifts, and both characters are willing to bury their patrons in empty praise.

A second manuscript tradition is represented by manuscripts of the Palatine family, so called because two of its most important manuscripts were once kept in the library of the Elector Palatine in Heidelberg in Germany. The next production of Miles Gloriosus that is known from limited records was given by the Westminster School in Cambridgepp.

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It can be noted that the doubling is a stock situation of Elizabethan comedy. The diction of Plautus, who used the colloquial speech of his own day, is distinctive and non-standard from the point of view of the later, classical period. Plautus does this for dramatic effect to emphasize a point.

In the play, Epidicus tricks his master, Periphanes, out of a sum of money in order to purchase a female slave, Acropolistis, that the master’s son, Stratippocles, has fallen in love with.


Plays were performed in public, for the public, with the most prominent members of the society in the forefront. Andrews discusses the spatial semantics of Plautus; he has observed that even the different spaces of the stage are thematically charged.

This fits directly with comments made in the poems of Leland about the plauho of the production. Goldberg notes that, “it marks the passage of time less by its length than by its direct and immediate address to the audience and by its switch from senarii in the dialogue to iambic septenarii. A noteworthy example is the use of two prayers in Punic in Poenulusspoken by the Carthaginian elder Hanno, which are significant to Semitic linguistics because they preserve the Carthaginian pronunciation of the vowels.

For the Roman epidlco, see Rubellius Plautus. This is something that is not seen in Plautine comedy.

Plautus is well known for his devotion to puns, especially when it comes to the names of his characters. Ancilla was the term used for female household slaves, with Anus reserved for the elderly household slaves. The Stage and Production,” in Miles Gloriosus. These references to the gods include a character comparing a mortal woman to a god, or saying he would rather be loved by a woman than by the gods. The relationship is always a focus, even if it’s not the focus of every action taken by the main characters.

Alla fine le cose si mettono a posto e si suggerisce una scherzosa legge per i vecchi, imponendo a coloro che hanno compiuto 60 anni, siano sposati o scapoli, di non impelagarsi in avventure amorose. To do this, pauto needed his characters to exit and enter to or from whatever area their social standing epidicco befit.

Some examples stand in the text in order to accentuate and emphasize whatever is being said, and others to elevate the artistry of the language. It is clear that the author of the Stonyhurst Pageant of Naaman had a great knowledge of Plautus and was significantly influenced by this.


Published by Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli first published The War of the Generations New York,p. Periphanes assures Philippa that their daughter, Telestis, is safe inside.

PlautusEpidicus LCL Any character in his plays could be compared to a god. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Only short fragments, mostly quotations by later writers of antiquity, survive from 31 other plays. Macci Plauti Epidicus Cambridge.

As well as appearing in Shakespearean comedy, the Plautine parasite appears in one of the first English comedies. Ethan rated it liked it Dec 08, Epidicus is a slave who looks only to please those he serves.

Plautus plquto what he found but again made sure to expand, subtract, and modify.

Le commedie di Plauto sono delle rielaborazioni in latino di commedie greche. Edurne added it Jul 31, In New Comedy, he writes, “the slave is often not much more than a comedic turn, with the added purpose, perhaps, of exposition”. More Contact Us Pauto to Subscribe.

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A senex amator is classified as an old man who contracts a passion plautp a young girl and who, in varying degrees, attempts to satisfy this passion. Uno stile che attinge largamente a modi e plahto effetti popolareschi, con colori di abbagliante immediatezza, ma anche rigoroso, ben studiato e portato con ogni mezzo a un chiaro livello letterario Varrone ne fu entusiastico ammiratore.

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