Euclione è il tipico scroccone che vive appoggiandosi agli altri e che prova piacere nel risparmiare anche l'aria che respira, una di quelle persone con cui non vorremmo avere nulla a che vedere. The titles indicate somewhat the nature of his works: The Play of the Hidden Pot of Gold, The Haunted House, How the Sham Steward Got Paid for His Asses, and The Play of the Caskets. Read again the prologue and the epilogue p. Euclio is not a bad person, but he cannot cope with his fortune. He worked as a stage worker, actor in Rome and then he got himself into some debts and became a slave. As a specialist in the making of boisterous and actable farces, with occasional passages of pure comedy, he was particularly successful. Euclio is persuaded to marry his daughter to his rich neighbor, an elderly bachelor named Megadorus, who happens to be the uncle of Lyconides.
He confesses his deed to his mother and says that he wants to marry Phaedrium. Little is known of Plautus' life; even his birth and death dates are uncertain. The style is racy, abounding in what must have been local allusions and current gags, and revealing an uncanny knowledge of those blasé, shrewd city-dwellers who made up the ordinary Roman audience. 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. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus. The translations maintain the original pace and humour, and the introduction considers Plautus' place in ancient comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his power to entertain. Euclio, overhearing the song, is pleased with its sentiments but still suspect Megadorus of wanting to marry his daughter only to get at his gold.
Sempre fui grande fã de peças de teatro, mas nunca me tinha aventurado nos grandes clássicos latinos. The Pot of Gold and Other Plays. The plays of Plautus, as was the custom, had Greek characters, Greek names, and Greek scenery, but the manners and flavor were distinctly Roman. They have a child together and it is believed that they get married at the end Lyconides — in love with Phaedria. Euclione è il tipico scroccone che vive appoggiandosi agli altri e che prova piacere nel risparmiare anche l'aria che respira, una di quelle persone con cui non vorremmo avere nulla a che vedere. In the Amphitryo a risqué subject is treated with far more delicacy than by either or.
The E-mail message field is required. Euclio finds a pot of gold and he is a cheap old man who hides his gold from everyone. A young man, Lyconides, raped her when he was drunk. Characters: Euclio, Phaedria, Lyconides, Strobilus, Megadorus… Characters Analysis Euclio — cheap old man who lived with his servant and his daughter. The Plautus comedy is recognizable by the clever servant who has the most important role and twists the plot. The word Plautine refers to both Plautus's own works and works similar to or influenced b Titus Maccius Plautus c.
It was quite funny and it presented a very important topic that is even today a problem, which is money and all the repercussions it brings with it. Plautus said that in his prologues he always had three purposes: to tell the audience to keep quiet so they could hear the piece; to give very plainly the story of the play and an explanation of the stage setting; and lastly to banter everybody into a good humor. He has just discovered a pot filled with gold and is frantic that someone may steal it from him. Plautus does not spare his protagonist various embarrassments caused by the vice, but he is relatively gentle in his satire. Lyconides then repeats his words to Euclio, who at first believes that Lyconides is admitting to stealing the gold.
Do not limit yourself to what's below. The prologue tips us off to basic situation. Responsibility: Plautus ; translated with an introduction and notes by Erich Segal. His favorite subjects were love intrigues, the ridiculous struggles of a character to carry out some nefarious plan, or the manner in which sly slaves and gay youths outwit their masters and guardians. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Others have dismissed these concerns as rather and irrelevant to a play that does not pretend to be rigorously. Plautus is considered to be one of the most skilled descriptors of human characteristics that are worthy of being laughed at. His gold was more important that anything else. It is generally assumed that the Aulularia is based on a play by Menander, but of course there are other possibilities as well. From surviving summaries of the play, we know that Euclio eventually recovers his pot of gold and gives it to Lyconides and Phaedria, who marry in a happy ending. Abstract: These four comedies show some of the best work of one of the greatest influences on Western comedy. For the last Plautus session, students choose a third Plautus play Pot of Gold, Pseudolus, or Brothers Menechmi.
One of the earliest was 's La Sporta The Basket , which was published in in 1543. Scenes 16-18: Megadorus comes on stage, reflecting on the wisdom of marrying a poor girl with no dowry Song 3. Strobilus follows Euclio while Lyconides begs his mother to talk his uncle Megadorus out of the wedding. This is the earliest miser story in Western literature, but it remains fresh and funny. 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. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus.
He does not care that she is poor and that her father will give her away without dowry. He used both elegant and colloquial Latin with ease and boldness, and had considerable skill in the use of verse forms. Destaco a minha parte favorita: a certa altura, Euclião perde o ouro e retorna a casa encontrando-se com um rapaz novo que quer casar com a sua filha. At about the same time it was also used by the Danish Hieronymus Justesen Ranch 1539—1607 as the basis for his play Karrig Nidding The Stingy Miser. A real, live boy for your very own. Scenes 19-23: Euclio, talking to himself about his gold as he leaves the shrine, is overheard by Pythodicus. We can agree with him at least so far as to admit that the details of the plot, unlike those of many early comedies, are mentionable in polite society.
In his works, he showed everyday city life scenes but he introduced rough comedy, music parts and elements of burlesque into the Greek comedy. Note that Hegio discovers Tyndarus is his son after he has sent him off to the mines to be worked to death? It is a mystery play, has no women characters, and does not hinge upon a love intrigue. Relationships between masters and slaves E. He decides to hide the pot in a remote grove; as he exits, he is followed secretly by Pythodicus. It was the opinion of Lessing that The Captives was the best play ever put on the stage.