Plautus, Vol 1

Plautus, Vol 1

Plautus Paul Nixon / Mar 30, 2020

Plautus Vol Amphitryon The Comedy of Asses The Pot of Gold The Two Bacchises The CaptivesPlautus Titus Maccius born about BCE at Sarsina in Umbria went to Rome engaged in work connected with the stage lo

  • Title: Plautus, Vol 1
  • Author: Plautus Paul Nixon
  • ISBN: 9780674990678
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Amphitryon The Comedy of Asses The Pot of Gold The Two Bacchises The CaptivesPlautus Titus Maccius , born about 254 BCE at Sarsina in Umbria, went to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, then turned to writing comedies.Twenty one plays by Plautus have survived one is incomplete The basis of all is a free translation from comediesAmphitryon The Comedy of Asses The Pot of Gold The Two Bacchises The CaptivesPlautus Titus Maccius , born about 254 BCE at Sarsina in Umbria, went to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, then turned to writing comedies.Twenty one plays by Plautus have survived one is incomplete The basis of all is a free translation from comedies by such writers as Menander, Diphilus, and Philemon So we have Greek manners of Athens about 300 250 BCE transferred to the Roman stage of about 225 185, with Greek places, people, and customs, for popular amusement in a Latin city whose own culture was not yet developed and whose manners were severe To make his plays live for his audience, Plautus included many Roman details, especially concerning slavery, military affairs, and law, with some invention of his own, notably in management of metres The resulting mixture is lively, genial and humorous, with good dialogue and vivid style There are plays of intrigue Two Bacchises, The Haunted House, Pseudolus of intrigue with a recognition theme The Captives, The Carthaginian, Curculio plays which develop character The Pot of Gold, Miles Gloriosus others which turn on mistaken identity accidental as in the Menaechmi caused on purpose as in Amphitryon plays of domestic life The Merchant, Casina, both unpleasant Trinummus, Stichus, both pleasant Loeb Classical Library s edition of Plautus is in five volumes.

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        Titus Maccius Plautus c 254 184 BC , commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period His comedies are the earliest works in Latin literature to have survived in their entirety He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus The word Plautine refers to both Plautus s own works and works similar to or influenced by his.


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    1. Plautus' The Captives is a Roman comedy, but the Roman comedies pale in comparison to the work of Aristopanes. It does not have the humor of Aristophanes and if it is more of a tragi-comedy, it doe not have the seriousness, the gravitas of the Greek tragedies. Intricate plots, Byzantine intrigues, but little drama or comedy. Shakespeare could take similiar material and work wonders with it. All in all, rather thin.


    2. The late 80s - early 90s sitcoms of the Republican Roman world.Toga * (Night Court + Perfect Strangers) / Full House


    3. I finished reading this last year and somehow never updated my ! I love Plautus - one of these days, I should really try to teach some Plautus in school . . .


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