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.

Author: Kazahn Kigaramar
Country: New Zealand
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Music
Published (Last): 8 June 2010
Pages: 292
PDF File Size: 10.36 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.9 Mb
ISBN: 847-1-37180-993-6
Downloads: 2774
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Darr

French people of Dutch descent Revolvy Brain revolvybrain My 60s and 70s gobin56 women in history smol-bee.

Plays by Plautus Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. The focus of their attention is a young bride, Helen and her husband, Art. Published January 1st by Players Press first published In this case, the Lothario in question is actually the god Jupiter. This may help to modify the objection which criticism has often brought against the Greek prologue, as an impertinence, a useless growth prefixed to the play, and standing as a barrier between us and our enjoyment of it.

He, before he departed hence for the expedition, left his wife Alcmena pregnant. But I believe that you already know how my father is disposed how free in these affairs he has been, and how great a lover of many a woman, if any object once has captivated him.

Alcumena means “strong in wrath”[1] was the wife of Amphitryon by whom she bore two children, Iphicles and Laonome.

The Performance of Identity in Plautus’ Amphitryon | Society for Classical Studies

Tragicomedy plays Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Now the real Sosia arrives with Blepharo. Sign in to annotate.

Public Lecture on January 3. Search Publications Pages Publications Pages. Mercury’s job is to buy his father Jupiter some time by deceiving those who would interfere. In what is left of Greek New Comedy, there is nothing comparable. Plus, I wanted to say well done on all the hard work you have done on coupn verification.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By valour has he declared that you exist as victors, not by canvassing or unfair dealing. My father, now in-doors, is gratifying his inclination, and is embracing her of whom he is especially enamoured.

Sarah Bernhardt topic Sarah Maphitryon French: It has been already remarked that the actors were mostly slaves, and punishment ensued on their displeasing the Audience. Member feedback about Hercules: Mnesilochus’s Bacchis has been hired for a year by Cleomachus. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety.

PLAUTUS, Amphitryon | Loeb Classical Library

Amphitryon may also refer to: Amphitryon and Two Other Plays. Alcumena, who believes that she had made peace with him, gets angry. Tragicomedy topic Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. He fled with Alcmene, Electryon’s daughter, to Thebes, where he was cleansed from the guilt of blood by Creon, king of Thebes.

Phaedria is never seen on stage, though at a key point in the play the audience hears her painful cries in labor. Unknown to her husband, he began plxutus love Alcmena, and took temporary possession of her person for himself, and made her pregnant, too, by his embrace.

Unknown to Euclio, Phaedria is pregnant by a young man named Lyconides. Member feedback about Plautus: I pity the poor wife whose innocence is at plain sight throughout the play, ampuitryon the only character who had the right to be truly mad with not only her husband but Jupiter as well and still there’s nothing written about ampphitryon reaction when she eventually found out of Jupiter’s deception. So he didn’t mind to be deceived by Jupiter it was sort of “what is mine is yours” just because his wife’s “lover” was a god!


Officers, called “conquisitores,” were consequently employed to go about the “cavea,” or part of the theatre where the Audience sat, to see that there were no persons likely to have been hired for the llautus of applauding a particular actor. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Plautus’ Amphitryon

You have never disappointed me with the quality and depth of information. Does Comixology offer free returns?

Amphitryon begins with a prologue given by the god Mercuryin which he gives some background information to the audience. Introduction act 1 act 2 act 3 act 4 act 5.

Amphitryon (Plautus play)

I will be e-mailing many of them to my literature department, if that is okay with you. An XML version of this text is available for plsutus, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Jupiter was the chief deity of Roman state religion throughout the Republican and Imperial eras, until Christianity became the dominant religion of the Empire.

Great edition, although the app crit takes an inordinate amount of space. Amphitryon begins with a prologue given by the god Mercuryin which he gives some background information to the audience. But more importantly, I enjoy guiding and helping people along the way with the process of verification.