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The Plays of Plautus Titus Maccius Plautus

The Plays of Plautus

Titus Maccius Plautus

Published January 13th 2014
ISBN : 9781784350048
Paperback
86 pages
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Titus Maccius Plautus (254-184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature. The language and style of Plautus are not easy or simple. HeMoreTitus Maccius Plautus (254-184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature. The language and style of Plautus are not easy or simple. He wrote in a colloquial style far from the codified form of Latin that is found in Ovid or Virgil. This colloquial style is the everyday speech that Plautus would have been familiar with, yet that means that most students of Latin are unfamiliar with it. This volumes contains the original text of three of his most famous plays - Aulularia, Captivi and Menaechmi.