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Plautus, Titus Maccius

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Casina by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

607 editions published between 1512 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus' Casina is a lively and well composed farce
The Menaechmi by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

338 editions published between 1595 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered to be Plautus's greatest play, Menaechmi; Or, The twin-brothers is the story of two twin brothers, Menaechmus and Sosicles, who are separated at age seven when their father takes Menaechmus on a business trip. This classic play, which provided the inspiration for Shakespeare's Comedy of errors, draws heavily on the theme of mistaken identity"--Page 4 of cover
Asinaria : the one about the asses by Titus Maccius Plautus( )

12 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Plautus' rumbustious comedy provides the complete original Latin text, witty scholarly commentary, and an English translation that both complements and explicates Plautus' original style. John Henderson reveals this play as a key to Roman social relations centered on many kinds of slavery: to sex, money, and family structure; to masculinity and social standing; to senility and partying; and to jokes, lies, and idiocy. The translation remains faithful to Plautus' syllabic style for reading aloud, as well as to his humorous colloquialisms and wordplay, providing readers with a comfortable affinity to Plautus himself
The complete Roman drama : all the extant comedies of Plautus and Terence, and the tragedies of Seneca, in a variety of translations by George E Duckworth( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1973 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete plays of Plautus, Terence, and Seneca
T. Macci Plauti Captivi by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

369 editions published between 1716 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captivi is a Latin play by the early Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus. The title has been translated as The Captives or The Prisoners, and the plot concerns slavery and prisoners of war. Although the play contains much broad humor, it is a relatively serious treatment of significant themes compared to most of Plautus' other comedies. Plautus himself points out the difference in tone between this play and his other works in Captivi's prologue. Philocrates and his slave Tyndarus, of the Greek district of Elis, have been captured in war with another Greek region, Aetolia. They are now prisoners and slaves bought by Hegio, a well-to-do resident of Aetolia, who is planning to trade them for his son, Philopolemus, who has been captured in Elis. Pretending to be each other, the supposed slave Philocrates is sent to make the trade, while Tyndarus risks his life by remaining. A friend of Philocrates named Aristophontes has also been captured, and Tyndarus' efforts to fool Hegio by claiming that Aristophontes is insane are unsuccessful. When Hegio finds out from Aristophontes that he has been deceived, he sends Tyndarus to the quarries for backbreaking labor. Declaring that dying courageously is not an everlasting death, Tyndarus tries to convince Hegio that his own loyalty to Philocrates is right. Comic relief is provided by a sponger, Ergasilus, looking for a free dinner from Hegio. He has learned that Hegio's son Philopolemus has returned to Aetolia, and he uses this knowledge to get a free meal from Hegio, then proceeds to go wild in the kitchen. Hegio's former slave Stalagmus, who stole Hegio's other son when he was four years old, also arrives on the scene and confesses his iniquity. Eventually everybody discovers that Tyndarus is that stolen son, causing Hegio to realize he should have treated him better when he was his captive slave. Hegio and his two sons, Philopolemus and Tyndarus, are reunited in a happy ending
Miles gloriosus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

258 editions published between 1688 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The braggart soldier kidnaps a beautiful girl and eventually is punished in a manner befitting the vainest lecher of all time."--Publisher's website
Amphitruo by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

275 editions published between 1683 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play Amphitryon provides an introduction to the world of Roman comedy from one of its best practitioners, Plautus. As with all Focus translations, the emphasis is on an inexpensive, readable edition that is close to the original, with an extensive introduction, notes and appendices
The haunted house (Mostellaria) by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

190 editions published between 1514 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philolaches is a good for nothing so-and-so: he seems to live purely to spend his father's cash, or, when he cannot get it, to borrow against it. Everything he loves is paid for by someone else's efforts, including the lady of his dreams, ex-courtesan Philematium. Now while his father is away earning money, Philolaches is spending it all on one big house party. But when his father returns unexpectedly, Philolaches is stumped. Luckily, his trusty slave Tranio has a plan: he bundles his master's guests into a closet, and distracts the father with a tall tale that the house his haunted. As foolish as Philolaches is, so is Tranio quick-witted, building yarn upon fib upon lie to keep his master's father in the dark
Pseudolus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

183 editions published between 1520 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The historical Plautus remains elusive. The biographical tradition depends on Varro (116-27 bce), who lacked reliable sources. Today as in antiquity any detailed account of P.'s life is an obvious scholarly construct. For example, the tantalizingly vague claim that P. earned money 'in the service of stage-personnel' (Gel. 3.3.14 in operis artificium scaenicorum) plausibly supports competing notions of P. as a person of the theatre who got his start in Atellan farce or as a touring actor with the Artists of Dionysus. The dates given for P.'s life, 254-184 BCE, may not be exactly correct (they yield a neat seventy years), but match a dramatic career agreed to flourish from the last years of the Second Punic War (218-201 bce) to the mid 180s BCE. We can accept the testimony of the production notice, preserved in the Ambrosian palimpsest, that ties Ps. to an important occasion at the Megalenses of 191 BCE. The broader historical context for P.'s work is Rome's ascendancy to Mediterranean 'superpower' status and the social transformations accompanying this early phase of imperialism: increased migration of persons, customs, and ideas to the city-state (especially from Greece), an influx of wealth and property (including a greatly expanded supply of slaves), and inevitable collisions between Roman traditions and external innovations.6 Further facts of P.'s professional life are scarce: he seems to have been the first Roman playwright to specialize in one dramatic genre (after Greek practice), and he worked with the famous actor-manager T. Publius Pellio."--
T. Macci Plauti Comoediae by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

344 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The foundation for the modern study of Titus Maccius Plautus rests on this monumental four-volume edition, begun by the eminent German philologist Friedrich Ritschl and completed by his colleagues Gustav Loewe, Georg Goetz, and Fritz Schöll. Scrupulously edited from existing manuscripts, including the famed Ambrosian palimpsest, this edition offers valuable insights into the metrics, literary and historical contexts, and textual history of the Latin comedic playwright. Each play is provided with a thorough preface, analysing the work's structures and themes and explaining its reconstruction from manuscript. A central contribution to the study of Plautine drama, Ritschl's Comoediae is also a remarkable achievement of textual criticism, a model of nineteenth-century philology at its most ambitious"_Contracub
Aulularia by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

290 editions published between 1492 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Komödie, die Molière für seinen "Geizhals" Pate stand: Der alte Geizkragen Euclio hat einen in einem Topf versteckten Goldschatz gefunden, was seine Raffgier noch verstärkt und ihm keine Ruhe mehr gönnt. Jeden Augenblick sieht er sich von Räubern bedroht, aus jeder zufälligen Bemerkung seiner Gesprächspartner glaubt er herauszuhören, dass sein kostbarer Fund entdeckt wurde. Doch schliesslich erfährt der Diener des Lykonides unbeabsichtigterweise doch vom Versteck, nimmt den Topf an sich und informiert seinen Herrn. Dieser Lykonides hatte ein folgenschweres Schäferstündchen mit Euclios Tochter, auf die der nicht mehr junge, dafür aber reiche Nachbar Megadorus ein Auge geworfen hat und dessen Hochzeitsvorbereitungen bereits im Gange sind. Dank des Goldtopfes als Pfand kommen schliesslich doch die beiden Richtigen zusammen. (Quelle: Spielberater)
The rope = Rudens by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

168 editions published between 1518 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Macci Plavti Mostellaria by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

89 editions published between 1851 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

102 editions published between 1495 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLAUTUS (Titus Maccius), born about 245 B.C. at Sarsinia in Umbria, came to Rome, engaged in work connected with the stage, lost his money in commerce, became for a time a baker's help, and for the rest of his life composed comedies. After his death in 184 B.C. 130 plays were ascribed to him, but at last only 21 were accepted as genuine; and in fact 21 (one being incomplete have survived. 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 c. 225-185 B.C. with Greek places, people, and customs, and a distinctive plot, for popular amusement in a Latin city whose own 'culture' was not yet developed and whose manners were more severe. But 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, especially in management of metres. The resulting mixture is lively, genial and humorous, with good dialogue and vivid style. There are plays of intrigue alone (Bacchides, Mostellaria, Pseudolus); of intrigue with a recognition-theme (Captivi, Poenulus, Curculio); plays which develop character (Auluaria, Miles Gloriosus); others which turn on mistaken identity (accidental as in the Menaechmi imitated by Shakespeare in his 'Comedy of Errors'; caused on purpose as in Amphitruo); plays of domestic life (Mercator, Casina, both unpleasant; Trinummus, Stichus, both pleasant). We are told that Plautus' plays were under St. Jerome's pillow as he slept: They were certainly favourites of Luther
T. Macci Plavti Comoediae by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

88 editions published between 1856 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Macci Plauti Epidicus by Titus Maccius Plautus( )

40 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in Latin and English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished publication of the famous comedy of Plautus which includes a fully revised text with many new scansions; a new critical apparatus based upon a rereading of the important medieval manuscripts and involving correction and supplement of the Goetz editions; and an extensive commentary.Originally published in 1940.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
T. Macci Plauti Rudens by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

75 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Rudens' is based upon the recovery by a fisherman, called Gripus, of a vidulus, or wicker basket used as a packing case, which has been lost at sea and which contains among other articles the crepundia or 'tokens' of the heroine Palaestra, who has fallen into the hands of a slave-dealer, Labrax. Labrax is attempting to carry her off by sea to Sicily; but the ship is wrecked upon the African coast, in the neighbourhood of Cyrene. Those on board escape drowning, but their property goes to the bottom
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum by Stephen Sondheim( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, Louis A. Lotito, managing director, Harold Prince presents Zero Mostel in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," a 2,000 year old musical comedy, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with Jack Gilford, David Burns, Ruth Kobart, Brian Davies, Preshy Marker, Ronald Holgate, Eddie Phillips, George Reeder, David Evans, also Raymond Walburn and John Carradine, choreography and musical staging by Jack Cole, settings and costumes by Tony Walton, lighting by Jean Rosenthal, musical direction Harold Hastings, orchestrations by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin, dance music arranged by Hal Shaefer, production directed by George Abbott
T. Macci Plavti Trinvmmvs : with an introduction and notes by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

122 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comoediae by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

199 editions published between 1447 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 'Miles Gloriosus' and 'Fragmenta'
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The MenaechmiAsinaria : the one about the assesMiles gloriosusAmphitruoThe haunted house (Mostellaria)PseudolusT. Macci Plauti ComoediaeAulularia
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Accio Plauto, M.

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Accius Plautus, Marcus

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Accius Plautus, Markus

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Accus Plautus, Marcus

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Actius Plautus, Marcus

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Attius Plautus, Marcus

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Blāwtūs, Tītūs Makiyūs

M. Accius Plautus.

M. Accius Plautus Sarsinatus Umbria.

Maccio Plauto, Tito

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Maccius, Palutus T. ca. 244-184 v. Chr

Maccius Plautus, Marcus

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Maccius Plautus, Titus

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Plauti, M. Acci.

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Plauto, Marco Accio

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Plauto, Tito M.

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Plautus approximately 254-184 B.C

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Plautus , Aulus Maccius

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Plautus, M. A.

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Plautus M. Accius

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Plautus, M. Accius (Marcus Accius)

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Plautus, M. Accus

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Plautus, M. Actius

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Plautus, M. Attius

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Plautus, Maccius.

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Plautus, Marcus A.

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Plautus, Marcus Accius.

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Plautus, Marcus Actius.

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Plautus, Markus A.

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Plautus Roman comic playwright of the Old Latin period

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Plautus, T. M.

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Plautus, T. M. (Titus Maccius)

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Plautus, Titus Maccio

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Plautus, Titus Maccius Attius.

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Plautus, Titus Maccius Pseudo

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Plavt, Tit Makcij.

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Tit Makcije Plaut

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Titus Macchius Plautus

Titus Maccius Plautus.

Titus Maccius Plautus m. 184 a.C.

Titus Maccius Plautus římská dramatik

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Titus Maccius Plautus toneelschrijver uit Oude Rome (250v Chr-184v Chr)

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Τίτος Μάκκιος Πλαύτος


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Плавт Тит Макций



Тит Макций Плавт

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Тит Макциј Плаут

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티투스 마키우스 플라우투스

플라우투스 B.C. 254?-B.C. 184

플라우투스, Titus Maccius B.C. 254?-B.C. 184

플라우투스, 티투스 마키우스 B.C. 254?-B.C. 184

플라우투스, 티투스 맥시어스 B.C. 254?-B.C. 184