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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But a great number are made for jokes, especially riddle jokes, which feature a “knock knock – who’s there? Instead, there is much more of a focus on the home and the family unit—something that the Romans, including Plautus, could easily understand and adopt for themselves later in history.

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Shakespeare was writing for an audience whose minds weren’t restricted to house and home, but looked toward the greater world beyond and the role that they might play in that world. Mostellaria La commedia del fantasma: Gnaeus Naevius, another Roman playwright of the late 3rd century BC, wrote tragedies and even founded the fabula praetexta history playsin which he dramatized historical events.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Plautus. The father-son relationship is very strong and the son remains loyal to the father. For the monospecific Plautus impennis bird gender, see Great auk. However, there are some abnormalities—the main character in Casina is not mentioned by name anywhere in the text.


A single reading of the Miles Gloriosus leaves the reader with the notion that the names, place, and play epidido all Greek, but one must look beyond these superficial interpretations. Therefore, it is reasonable to say that Plautus, according to P.

Rossella Volpe rated it liked it Jun 30, The audience could stand directly in front of the elevated wooden platform. Jokes and Wordplay Plautus’ comedies abound in puns and word play, which is an important component of his poetry. Andrews discusses the spatial semantics of Plautus; he has observed that even the different spaces of the stage are thematically charged.

Beatrice added it Aug 27, Plautus did not follow the meter of the Greek originals that he adapted for the Roman audience. Telestis — illegitimate daughter of Periphanes and Philippa. Armando Chaure rated it really liked it Aug 01, But they also rely on epiddico in order to gain these gifts, and both characters are willing to bury their patrons in empty praise.

As he speaks with the character, Periplectomenus, he uses a significant amount of alliteration in order to assert his cleverness and, therefore, his authority. Aulularia La commedia della pentola: External links [ edit ] Perseus Project — T. Synchronic and diachronic studies Berlin; Pauto York: Plautus was apparently read in the ninth century.

This shows that there was precedent for this slave archetype, and obviously some of its old role continues in Plautus the expository monologues, for instance. Leigh has devoted an extensive chapter about Plautus and Hannibal in his book, Comedy and the Rise of Rome.


This lack of permanent theaters in Rome until 55 BCE has puzzled contemporary scholars of Roman drama.

It was merely by their good graces spidico unlimited resources that a temporary stage would have been built during specific festivals. In Pseudolus, Jupiter is compared to Ballio the pimp. Sutton, is that New Comedy, in comparison to Old Comedy, is “devoid of a serious political, social or intellectual content” and “could be performed in any number of social and political settings without risk of giving offense”.

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One main theme of Greek New Comedy is the father—son relationship. Plautus employed the use of proverbs in many of his plautl. From our knowledge, performances were given in the house of Cardinal Wolsey by boys of St.

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The wooden stages on which Plautus’ plays appeared were shallow and long with three openings in respect to the epiidco. Young men, meant to represent the upper social class, often belittle the gods in their remarks. The next production of Miles Gloriosus that is known from limited records was given by the Westminster School in