History Creator / Plautus

12th Jun '16 6:40:47 PM PaulA
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* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]][[note]]No Latin rendering of hovercraft could be found so helicopter will have to do.[[/note]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].



* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].



->'''Unidentified Character''': He was a bilious attack to me, an ague, a cough, a dropsy.

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->'''Unidentified -->'''Unidentified Character''': He was a bilious attack to me, an ague, a cough, a dropsy.
24th May '16 10:44:29 AM ZarbiNerada
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* YouMakeMeSick: One of the surviving fragments of ''Frivolaria'' runs as follows:
->'''Unidentified Character''': He was a bilious attack to me, an ague, a cough, a dropsy.
7th Mar '16 12:43:29 AM Doug86
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One of Plautus's plays is the TropeNamer for MilesGloriosus. His works were also the principal inspiration for the later musical comedies ''The Boys From Syracuse'' and ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. And his ''Menaechmi'' was the basis for Creator/{{William Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors''.

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One of Plautus's plays is the TropeNamer for MilesGloriosus. His works were also the principal inspiration for the later musical comedies ''The Boys From Syracuse'' and ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''.''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. And his ''Menaechmi'' was the basis for Creator/{{William Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors''.
11th Sep '15 7:42:38 AM ZarbiNerada
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Facietque extemplo Crucisalum me ex Chrysalo.''

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Facietque extemplo [[GallowsHumor Crucisalum me ex Chrysalo.Chrysalo]].''
22nd Jul '13 1:56:47 PM Willbyr
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-->''Credo, hercle! adveniens nomen mutabit mihi,\\

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-->''Credo, ->''Credo, hercle! adveniens nomen mutabit mihi,\\



-->By Hercules, I think that if he shows up he'll change my name,\\
and instantly transform me from "Christopher" to "Cross-offer!" [[hottip:*:literally, from "Chrysalus"="Goldie" to "Crucisalus"="Jump-onto-the-cross." That one probably had 'em rolling in the aisles.]]
-->-- ''Chrysalus the Slave, in Plautus's ''Bacchidæ

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-->By ->By Hercules, I think that if he shows up he'll change my name,\\
and instantly transform me from "Christopher" to "Cross-offer!" [[hottip:*:literally, [[note]]literally, from "Chrysalus"="Goldie" to "Crucisalus"="Jump-onto-the-cross." That one probably had 'em rolling in the aisles.]]
[[/note]]
-->-- ''Chrysalus '''Chrysalus the Slave, Slave''', in Plautus's ''Bacchidæ
''Bacchidæ''







!!Tropes found in his works
* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]][[hottip:*:No Latin rendering of hovercraft could be found so helicopter will have to do.]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].

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\n!!Tropes found in his works
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* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]][[hottip:*:No Est]][[note]]No Latin rendering of hovercraft could be found so helicopter will have to do.]]: [[/note]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].



* SeparatedAtBirth: The title characters in ''Menaechmi''.

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* SeparatedAtBirth: The title characters in ''Menaechmi''.''Menaechmi''.

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4th May '13 8:58:22 AM ZarbiNerada
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* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]][[hottip:No Latin rendering of hovercraft could be found so helicopter will have to do.]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].

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* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]][[hottip:No Est]][[hottip:*:No Latin rendering of hovercraft could be found so helicopter will have to do.]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].
4th May '13 8:58:09 AM ZarbiNerada
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* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].

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* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]]: Est]][[hottip:No Latin rendering of hovercraft could be found so helicopter will have to do.]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].
4th May '13 8:56:54 AM ZarbiNerada
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* SeparatedAtBirth: The title characters in ''Menauchmi''.

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* SeparatedAtBirth: The title characters in ''Menauchmi''.''Menaechmi''.
4th May '13 8:56:21 AM ZarbiNerada
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!!Tropes found in his works
* [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Helicopterum Meum Anguillum Plenum Est]]: The attempts to translate Carthaginian in ''Poenulus'' [[{{Understatement}} leave something to be desired]].
* MilesGloriosus: TropeNamer, though derived from a now-lost Athenian comedy.
* MissingEpisode: We have twenty of his plays--more than any other Greco-Roman dramatist--but he wrote at least fifty-one.
* SeparatedAtBirth: The title characters in ''Menauchmi''.
8th May '12 5:46:09 PM LordGro
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-->''Credo, hercle! adveniens nomen mutabit mihi,\\
Facietque extemplo Crucisalum me ex Chrysalo.''

-->By Hercules, I think that if he shows up he'll change my name,\\
and instantly transform me from "Christopher" to "Cross-offer!" [[hottip:*:literally, from "Chrysalus"="Goldie" to "Crucisalus"="Jump-onto-the-cross." That one probably had 'em rolling in the aisles.]]
-->-- ''Chrysalus the Slave, in Plautus's ''Bacchidæ

'''Titus Maccius Plautus''' (c. 254184 BC) was a Roman comic playwright of the Old Latin period. Imitating most of his plots from the Greek playwright Menander, he gave them a distinctly Roman feel, despite the fact that (in order to escape the charge of "slandering the Roman People and State") he put his characters in the PaperThinDisguise of Greek names. With his fellow playwright, Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), he popularized the "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl" plot, typical of the Greek "New Comedy," that has been perhaps the most common dramatic structure in Western drama ever since. He also helped to establish an array of StockCharacters, including the Nice Young Man and Girl, the Nice Young Man's slightly racier Best Friend, the Rival (who is often a [[MilesGloriosus Boastful Soldier]]), the Parasite who lives off him and [[ServileSnarker makes sarcastic remarks behind his back]], the HenpeckedHusband, the [[GrandeDame uptight, domineering Matron]], and the Clever Servant who manages his master's affairs, that have been common (with variations) in comedy ever since.

In Plautus, however, we never forget that all these characters are Romans -- there is a particularly brutal edge to his jokes (he tends to be rougher and cruder than Terence, who was consciously aiming his plays at a more aristocratic audience) and we are never allowed to forget that if the Clever Servant is caught in his tricks, he will be [[DisproportionateRetribution tortured and crucified]]. Nor does the fact that his setting is in Athens or Syracuse prevent his characters from making snide remarks about "those Greeks" nor the gods from appearing under their Latin appellations.

One of Plautus's plays is the TropeNamer for MilesGloriosus. His works were also the principal inspiration for the later musical comedies ''The Boys From Syracuse'' and ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. And his ''Menaechmi'' was the basis for Creator/{{William Shakespeare}}'s ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors''.
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