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  1. The Pot of Gold and Other Plays (Classics) by Plautus, 1965-09-30
  2. The Rope and Other Plays by Plautus, 1964-05-30
  3. Plautus: Pseudolus (Bristol Latin Texts Series) by M Willcock, 2009-09-30
  4. Four Comedies: The Braggart Soldier; The Brothers Menaechmus; The Haunted House; The Pot of Gold (Oxford World's Classics) by Plautus, 2008-06-15
  5. The Mostellaria by Titus Maccius Plautus, 2009-12-24
  6. Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus by Erich Segal, 1987-05-21
  7. The Theater of Plautus: Playing to the Audience by Timothy J. Moore, 1998
  8. The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond (Oxford Classical Monographs) by Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo, 2007-12-07
  9. Plautus in Performance: The Theatre of the Mind (Greek and Roman Theatre Archive, Volume 2) by Niall W. Slater, 2000-06-01
  10. Plautus: The Comedies - Volume II (Complete Roman Drama in Translation) (Volume 2)
  11. Plautus' Curculio (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture) by Titus Maccius Plautus, John Wright, 1993-10
  12. Plautus, Volume 2 by Titus Maccius Plautus, Paul Nixon, 2010-04-20
  13. Syntax Of Plautus by W. M Lindsay, 2009-11-23
  14. Plautus: The Comedies (Complete Roman Drama in Translation) (Volume 1)

1. Plautus - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Titus Maccius plautus (c. 254–184 BCE), commonly known as plautus, was a Roman playwright. His comedies are among the earliest surviving intact works in
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Jump to: navigation search Plautus Born c. 254 BCE
Umbria Died 184 BCE
Nationality Roman Ethnicity ... Umbrian Information Period Ancient Rome Genre farce Magnum opus Amphitruo (c. 185 BCE) Dramatic devices stock characters Influences Menander Aristophanes Influenced William Shakespeare Moli¨re Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254–184 BCE), commonly known as Plautus , was a Roman playwright . His comedies are among the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature . He is also one of the earliest pioneers of musical theater . The word Plautine is used to refer to Plautus's works or works similar to or influenced by his.
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    Little is known about Titus Maccius Plautus' early life. It is believed that he was born in Sarsina (a city in Umbria ) around 254 BCE. According to Morris Marples, Plautus worked as a stage-carpenter or scene-shifter in his early years. It is from this work, perhaps, that his love of the theater originated. His acting talent was eventually discovered; and he adopted the names "Maccius" (a clownish stock-character in popular farces) and "Plautus" (a term meaning either "flat-footed" or "flat-eared," as the ears of a hound ). Tradition holds that he made enough money to go into the nautical business, but that the venture collapsed. He is then said to have worked as a manual laborer and to have studied Greek drama—particularly the

2. Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254 - C. 184 B.C.)
Brief biography of Titus Maccius plautus, ancient Rome s bestknown playwrightplus links to all of his works currently in print.
Titus Maccius Plautus Sometime around 254 B.C., in the tiny mountain village of Sarsina high in the Apennines of Umbria, ancient Rome's best-known playwright was bornTitus Maccius Plautus. Born "Plautus" or "splay-foot", he apparently managed to escape his backwoods village at a young ageperhaps by joining one of the itinerant theatrical troupes which commonly traveled from village to village performing short boisterous farces. We know, however, that at some point the young Plautus gave up his acting career to become a Roman soldier, and this is probably when he was exposed to the delights of the Greek stage, specifically Greek New Comedy and the plays of Menander . Sometime later, he tried his hand as a merchant, but rashly trusted his wares to the sea and at the age of 45, he found himself penniless and reduced to a wandering miller, trudging through the streets with a hand-mill, grinding corn for householders. Meanwhile, translations of Greek New Comedy had come into vogue and Plautuswho remembered the comedies of Menander from his days as a soldier in Southern Italydecided to try his hand at writing for the stage. His earliest plays

3. Plautus, Titus Maccius
A biography of the Roman playwright Titus Maccius plautus.
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TITUS MACCIUS PLAUTUS (c. 254-184 B.C.) The following biography was originally published in Minute History of the Drama "PLAUTUS," the single name by which modern writers refer to this writer of Roman comedy, was merely a nickname which in exact Umbrian dialect meant "flatfoot." It is exactly as though, today, we were to say, "John Jones, Beanpole." It is doubtful whether Plautus ever achieved Roman citizenship. He is supposed to have made money working around the Roman stages as carpenter or mechanic; to have set himself up in some sort of business where he promptly lost his entire savings; finally to have been reduced to turning a handmill for a baker. It is during this period, according to tradition, that he probably sold his first plays to the managers of the public games and thus began the playwriting career that lasted for nearly forty years. The plays of Plautus, as was the custom, had Greek characters, Greek names, and Greek scenery, but the manners and flavor were distinctly Roman. Most of his plots Plautus adopted whole from Greek originals of the " New Comedy " period. If we find the comedies of Plautus unspeakably vulgar in conception and expression we must remember that he had to appeal to an uneducated crowd whose chief interests were in bear baiting and gladiatorial combats. If Plautus was to eat, his humor had to be broad or his plays would have been shouted off the stage.

4. Writings And Career Of Plautus
A biography of the Roman dramatist plautus and analysis of his poetic qualities.
This document was originally published in The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization, vol. 2 . ed. Alfred Bates. London: Historical Publishing Company, 1906. pp. 159-165.
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Titus Maccius Plautus was esteemed by the Romans as their greatest dramatist, and still holds a high rank among the comic writers of the world. Twenty of his plays are extant, and though a few of them are incomplete, they have reached us, in the main, as they were written. The maturity which comedy attained in a single generation affords remarkable contrast to the slow process by which other literature was developed in Rome. This is probably due to the dramatic and musical medleys, which, in their allusions to current events and their spirit of banter, must have had a close affinity with the dialogue of Plautus, and also to the use of the Latin language as the organ of business among urban communities. More, however, was due to the genius and command of language possessed by the two oldest creators of Roman literature, and Plautus.

5. Plautus - Roman Playwright Titus Maccius Plautus
plautus was the greatest Roman comic playwright, Titus Maccius plautus was born 254 BC in Umbria and died in 184. He was reputed to have written 130 pieces.
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Plautus was one of the two major writers of Roman comedy. Some of the plots of his plays can be recognized in the comedies of Shakespeare. He usually wrote about young men sowing their oats. The movie and play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is based on Plautus.

6. Plautus --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on plautus great Roman comic dramatist, whose works, loosely adapted from Greek plays, established a truly Roman
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7. Titus Maccius Plautus: Monologues
An index of monologues by Titus Maccius plautus.
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8. Plautus: Miles Gloriosus
si sic aliis moechis fiat, minus hic moechorum siet, magis metuant, minus has res studeant. eamus ad me. plaudite. plautus The Latin Library The Classics
Pyrgopolynices Curate ut splendor meo sit clupeo clarior
quam solis radii esse olim quom sudumst solent,
ut, ubi usus veniat, contra conserta manu
praestringat oculorum aciem in acie hostibus.
nam ego hanc machaeram mihi consolari volo,;
ne lamentetur neve animum despondeat,
quia se iam pridem feriatam gestitem,
quae misera gestit ~ et fartem facere ex hostibus.
sed ubi Artotrogus hic est? Artotrogvs Stat propter virum
fortem atque fortunatum et forma regia; neque aequiperare suas virtutes ad tuas. Pyrg. Quemne ego servavi in campis Curculioniis, ubi Bumbomachides Clutomistaridysarchides erat imperator summus, Neptuni nepos? Art. Memini. nempe illum dicis cum armis aureis, cuius tu legiones difflavisti spiritu, quasi ventus folia aut paniculum tectorium. Pyrg. Istuc quidem edepol nihil est. Art. Nihil hercle hoc quidemst periuriorem hoc hominem si quis viderit aut gloriarum pleniorem quam illic est, me sibi habeto, ego me mancupio dabo; nisi unum, epityrum estur insanum bene. Pyrg.

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10. Plautus - Wikiquote
Titus Maccius plautus (254 BC 184 BC, born at Sassina, Umbria) was a comic playwright in the time of the Roman Republic.
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Jump to: navigation search Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC - 184 BC, born at Sassina, Umbria) was a comic playwright in the time of the Roman Republic. The years of his life are uncertain, but his plays were first produced between about 205 BC and 184 BC.
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  • Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
    • Mostellaria , Act I, sc. iii, l. 40 Drink, live like the Greeks, eat, gorge.
      • from Latin "Bibite, pergraecamini, ese, ecfercite vos." Mostellaria Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
        • Epidicus , Act III, sc. iii, l. 44. What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours.
          • Trinummus , Act II, sc. ii, l. 48 Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
            • Trinummus , Act II, sc. ii, l. 88 There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
              • Captivi , Act II, sc. ii, l, 77 Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
                • Rudens , Act II, sc. v, l. 71 Consider the little mouse, how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts its life to one hole only.
                  • Truculentus , Act IV, sc. iv, l. 15

11. Plautus, Terence, And Cicero By Sanderson Beck
The only surviving ancient Roman plays are the 21 comedies (one only in fragments) by plautus listed by Varro as authentic, six comedies by Terence,
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Plautus, Terence, and Cicero
The Menaechmi
The Asses
Cicero on Ethics
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Roman culture originated out of Etruscan rituals and religion and was influenced greatly by the Greeks. Livy described how Etruscan dance and music were introduced in Rome during a plague in 364 BC to appease the gods. Histrionic gestures were developed into dialogs with plots adapted from Greek tragedies and comedies by a Greek slave named Livius Andronicus by 240 BC. Andronicus translated Homer's Odyssey into Latin, and it was used in schools for generations. Short Oscan plays from Campania using mime called fabula Atellana were based on the characters of the stupid clown Maccus, the bragging glutton Bucco, the foolish old Pappus, and the hunchback trickster Dossennus. In the late third century BC Gnaeus Naevius wrote an epic on the first Punic war , a few tragedies about the Trojan war, and dozens of comedies based on Greek plays as well as one play about Romulus and Remus and one about the victory by consul Marcellus over the Insubrian Gauls in 222 BC; the plays of Naevius were so critical of political figures that he was imprisoned and went into exile. Greek tragedies were also adapted by Quintius Ennius (239-169 BC), Marcus Pacuvius (c. 220-c. 130 BC), and Lucius Accius (170-c. 86 BC), and Greek comedies were translated by the freed Insubrian slave Caecilius Statius (c. 219-c. 166 BC), but these are all lost.

12. T. Maccius Plautus, Amphitruo (ed. F. Leo)
Cross references from W. M. Lindsay, Syntax of plautus T. Maccius plautus. Plauti Comoediae. F. Leo. Berlin. Weidmann. 1895. OCLC 38932877

13. Harvard University Press: Plautus, I, Amphitryon. The Comedy Of Asses. The Pot O
plautus, I, Amphitryon. The Comedy of Asses. The Pot of Gold. The Two Bacchises. The Captives by plautus, published by Harvard University Press.
Plautus, I, Amphitryon. The Comedy of Asses. The Pot of Gold. The Two Bacchises. The Captives
Translator Paul Nixon

14. Titus Maccius Plautus
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    16. Plautus Prayers To Various Deities
    from the Plays of plautus. PRAYER TO APOLLO. Apollo, quaeso te, ut des pacem propitius, salutem et sanitatem nostrae familiae, meoque ut parcas gnato pace
    Prayers to Various Deities
    from the Plays of Plautus
    Apollo, quaeso te, ut des pacem propitius, salutem et sanitatem nostrae familiae, meoque ut parcas gnato pace propitius (Apollo, I beseech you, graciously grant peace, safety and sound health to our family, and spare my son by your gracious favour) (Mercator, 678-680)
    Spes Bona, obsecro, subventa mihi, exime ex hoc miseram metu (Good Hope, please hear and aid me, and help me out of my misfortune) (Rudens, 231-2)
    Di Penates meium parentum, familiai Lar pater, vobis mando, meum parentum rem bene ut tutemini (Divine Penates of my parents, Lar father of the family, I commend to you the good fortune of my parents, (and ) that you guard them well) (Mercator, 834-5) Larem corona nostrum decor(o)... venerare ut nobis haec habitatio bona fausta felix fortunataque evenat (I... adorn our Lar with a garland, so that we and our house may have good fortune, happiness and prosperity) (Trinummus, 39-41) Di, obsecro vostram fidem (Gods, keep faith, I beg you) (Cistellaria, 663)

    17. Titus Maccius Plautus Quotes - The Quotations Page
    Titus Maccius plautus; I am always afraid of your something shall be done. Titus Maccius plautus; It well becomes a young man to be modest.
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    A contented mind is the best source for trouble.
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    A word to the wise is enough.
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    I am always afraid of your "something shall be done."
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    It well becomes a young man to be modest.
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    Not every age is fit for childish sports.
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    Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
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    The evil that we know is best.
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    Things we not hope for often come to pass than things we wish.
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    Practice yourself what you preach.
    Titus Maccius Plautus Asinaria
    There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
    Titus Maccius Plautus Captivi
    Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.

    18. Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi By Titus Maccius Plautus - Pr
    Creator, plautus, Titus Maccius, 254 BC184 BC. Translator, Nixon, Paul, 1882-1956. Title, Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi
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    19. A Funny Thing Happened
    This is a film version of Stephen Sondheim s 1962 Broadway musical, which combines the plot of three comedies by plautus (The Haunted House, Pseudolus,
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    Rent A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum from your local video store. This is a film version of Stephen Sondheim's 1962 Broadway musical, which combines the plot of three comedies by Plautus ( The Haunted House, Pseudolus, and Casina) . Although this film does not use The Swaggering Soldier as a source it still has much in common with that play: in the film there is a soldier (called Miles Gloriosus), Pseudolus is a clever slave like Palaestrio, and the plot revolves around the clever slave getting a prostitute away from the soldier for his young master. The film, even if not a historically informed production of Roman comedy, nonetheless successfully captures the spirit of that genre. N.B. With a very few exceptions, the translations of The Swaggering Soldier 's text in this lecture are from E.F. Watling's Penguin translation of the play. The remaining few are by the lecture's author.

    20. RomanComedy
    plautus and Terence, out of the early period, had a huge influence on Comedy in Europe after the Renaissance.
    ROMAN COMEDY: Plautus and Terence
    The Greek world came to fruition sometime in the 7th c. BC, and was still culturally active throughout the period in which the Roman Empire flourished. By 300 BC Greek culture had subtly shifted over to what would later be called Hellenistic, which refers to the transplanting of Greek ideas and techniques to all parts of the then known world, both East and West. The Jews of Palestine, the populace of Egypt, the Syrians, Armenians and the Romans in their turn were exposed to the indelible influence of Greek thought, just as the Arabs of the 7 c. AD were to be influenced in the same way. It was this fermentative quality in the Greek mind which proved so attractive to less cultivated peoples, and although everybody benefitted, nobody was ever the same again. By 300 BC the Romans began to seriously sense the presence of Greek literature. Centuries earlier they had received an altered Greek alphabet from the Etruscans in central Italy, now they became basically literate and ready to read. Much of the writing which resulted from this first Hellenizing influx was lost, and the little we know of writers like Accius, Pacuvius, Caecilius and Lucilius comes from the quotations of words, single lines, and only occasionally coherent paragraphs by the late Roman grammarians. We would have a similar idea of the work of Shakespeare if we assembled all the single-line quotations from a large English dictionary. The texts we have were touched up at least in orthography in the time of Cicero, and were used as required reading in the Roman school system for centuries. Plautus' vocabulary is huge, he uses strange and rare expressions, when pressed invents his own punning coinages, and shows an interesting side of the Roman character which disappears in the more self-conscious Augustan Age.

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