Amphitryon, and Two Other Plays

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1971 - Drama - 178 pages
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This anthology includes his best plays and also seeks to give some idea of his range. His forte was farce, and these selections exemplify at least two of his favorite farcical devices: mistaken identity (Amphitryon) and the lecherous old codger (Casina). The Pot of Gold reveals what Plautus could do with the subtler humor to be evoked from character.
 

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Interesting, though somewhat predictable, plays from the Roman Empire. Familiar themes from the classical period - love intrigues, gods, and sneaky servants. As with many plays of the time, the author ... Read full review

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Lionel Casson, professor emeritus of classics at New York University has written many books on ancient maritime history and ancient travel.

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