The Amphitruo is Plautus’ only extant comedy covering a mythological theme. In what is left of Greek New Comedy, there is nothing comparable. But the theme. Amphitryon has ratings and 20 reviews. Amaranta said: Una commedia piacevolissima, che s basa sullo scambio di persone con equivoci. Dei contro umani. The playwright Titus Maccius Plautus is one of the earliest comic dramatists in Rome. Many of Plautus’ works remain incomplete, yet what is left is often.

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It’s a light reading although the main character’s weakness gets on my nerves. Translated by Henry Thomas Riley. The brother of Alcmena having been slain by the Teleboans or Taphians, who inhabited certain islands on the coast of AcarnaniaAmphitryon undertook an expedition against them, at the head of the forces of Creon.

Given how little is left of New Comedy, however, it seems best not to be too dogmatic on these issues, especially since all the other Plautine plays we have are based on New Comedy.

It has been already remarked that the actors were mostly slaves, and punishment ensued on their displeasing the Audience. Translated by Henry Thomas Riley. The two emblems were often combined to represent the god in the form of an eagle holding in its claws a thunderbolt, frequently seen on Greek and Pllautus coins. In today’s Alibris forum. Enter a Perseus citation to go to another section or work.

I like to mix up my topics, especially considering my class load last semester was do diverse. His actors even portrayed the typical archetype characters: This Amphitrvon is now the general of the Theban troops; for between the Teleboans and the Theban people there is war.

This hall is the setting for the first act of Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, and Rotrou’s name is mentioned – as is Corneille’s With few exceptions, the only events recorded of Rotrou’s life are the successive appearances of his plays, and his enrolment in in the band of five zmphitryon who had the duty of turning Richelieu’s dramatic ideas into shape.


Plautus’ Amphitryon

It is slightly shortened, but what is there is unedited. Nonetheless, he was a comedic genius in every sense of the Latin world and his work continues to have an enormous impact on Western Civiliation. Great edition, although the app crit takes an plautux amount of space. My father has sent me hither to you to entreat, although, what should as his commands be enjoined on you, he knew that you would do, inasmuch as he knew full well that you venerate and fear himself, as is befitting Jupiter.

Lauren, you know I always enjoying reading your work. When there is disagreement, I tend to side with Sedgwick over Palmer, but still a great aamphitryon and available on Google Books.

T. Maccius Plautus, Amphitryon, or Jupiter in Disguise, act 1, scene prol

Alison Goddard Elliott New York: More search options Limit Search to: Plautine forms are often left unexplained despite the lack of a general introduction to Plautus’ Latinand there are a few actual mistakes regarding the syntax for example, donatum in qui illaec illic me donatum esse aurea patera sciat is identified in both the Latin and English notes as a supine, but it is of course just the PPP: Fiction Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

Franz rated it it was ok Jun 15, The scant fragments of his plays are collected in R. I have taken on myself the form of the servant Sosia, who has gone hence together with Amphitryon on the expedition, that I may be able to serve my father in his amour, and that the servants may not be enquiring amphitryoh I am, when they see me here frequenting oft the house.

Dei contro umani di cui farsi gioco, Giove e Mercurio contro Anfitrione e Sosia. Amphitryon was the brother of Anaxo, wife of Electryon and Perimede, wife of Licymnius. Facts About Cato the Elder. Member feedback about Bacchides play: Whether would ye amhpitryon were so, or not?


Amphitryon (Plautus play)

Return to Book Page. But I’m too foolish; as though I didn’t know, who am a God, that you so wish it; upon this subject I understand what your feelings are. But yonder is Sosia, the servant of Amphitryon; he is now coming yonder from the harbour, with a lantern. The trick succeeds, but Diabolus, Philenium’s jealous lover, acts to have it revealed to Artemona, who confronts her son and h Plays by Plautus Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

Hercules is a Roman hero and god. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The popularity of the work was such that one of the names of the characters became a part of the everyday French language. Now then, all lend your attention here to the things which I shall say.

Though indebted to the Greeks, Plautus managed to infuse his plays with his own Latin quality, incorporating elements that appealed to the Romans: Jupiter mythology topic Jupiter from Latin: Although popular with the public, Dryden’s plauhus was attacked by Jeremy Collier in his pamphlet entitled “A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage” for undermining social plautue and attacking the political values of his day.

Therefore, in peace am I come to you, and peace do I bring. These marks no plauhus of these domestics will be able to see; but you will see them. Life Rotrou was born at Dreux in Normandy. Phaedria is never seen on stage, though at a key point in the play the audience hears her painful cries in labor.