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Plautus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Comic playwright, author of fabulae palliatae (see fabula) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the earliest Latin works to have survived complete. Varro drew up a list of 21...

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Plautus

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 2195 words.

author of fabulae palliatae (see fabula) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the

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Plautus

Peter George McArthy Brown.

in Who's Who in the Classical World

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1441 words.

comic playwright, author of fabulae palliatae (comedies) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the earliest

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Plautus

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1453 words.

author of fabulae palliatae (‘dramas in a Greek cloak’) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the earliest Latin works to have survived complete. The precise form of his name is...

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Plautus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Comic playwright, author of fabulae palliatae (see fabula) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the earliest Latin works to have survived complete. Varro drew up a list of 21...

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Plautus

Susanna Braund.

in Classics

P ublished online August 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 11435 words.

Titus Maccius Plautus, from Sarsina in Umbria, wrote plays at the turn of the 3rd into the 2nd century bce; only two can be dated (200 and 191 bce). Gratwick 1973 (cited under Introductory...

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Plautus n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈplɔ:tǝs

sp Plautus1

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Forget Plautus

Erik Gunderson.

in Laughing Awry

April 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 15903 words.

This chapter discusses the strategic forgetting of Plautus and his project by subsequent generations of Roman authors: who profited from the misunderstanding and how? A quick sketch of the...

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Light Plautus

Robert S. Miola.

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy

December 1994; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7309 words.

Kristeva states that Bakhtin's conception of a ‘word’ refers not to a point but to the intersection of textual surfaces. Also, Kristeva believes that such depicts a dialogue which involves...

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Plautus' Pharmacy

Dorota M. Dutsch.

in Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 16026 words.

This chapter explores a register of speech that the 4th-century commentator Donatus called blanditia. A detailed analysis of the distribution of the lexical markers of this register (the...

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Heavy Plautus

Robert S. Miola.

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy

December 1994; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 12184 words.

While playwrights do not set New Comedy within strict generic and conventional bounds, we observe how Terence and Plautus were able to greatly influence various aspects of other genres such...

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Plautus in the renaissance

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 426 words.

In the first century bc some 130 plays were attributed to the Roman comic dramatist Titus Maccius Plautus (before 251

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Plautus (c.184 bce)

Niall W. Slater.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1796 words.

(Titus Maccius Plautus, fl. late third century to c.184 bce),

comic playwright who is the author of the earliest

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Plautus and Hannibal

MATTHEW LEIGH.

in Comedy and the Rise of Rome

February 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 15390 words.

This chapter discusses the Plautine slave and history. It adds that the Plautine moment and Hannibalic moment coincide and the two major themes are both resonant of the shock of the Second...

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Plautus, comic playwright

Peter G. M. Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 2386 words.

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) comic playwright, author of fabulae palliatae (see fabula) between c.205 and 184 bce; plays by Plautus are the earliest Latin works to have survived...

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Plautus’s Miles Gloriosus

Timothy Moore and Amanda Kubic.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 8798 words.

When Miles Gloriosus begins, the soldier Pyrgopolynices has kidnapped Philocomasium, and he has also purchased Palaestrio, the slave of Philocomasium’s lover, Pleusicles. Pleusicles, upon...

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Plautus, Titus Maccius

Warren Anderson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 689 words.

( b Sarsina, Umbria, c 254 bce; d c 184 bce). Roman comic playwright . 20 of his comedies and a portion of another have survived, all fabulae palliatae (i.e. plays with...

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Plautus’s Amphitruo

David M. Christenson and Evelyn Rick.

in Classics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 6482 words.

Though mythical burlesques (comedies in which gods appear as anthropomorphic characters) were frequently performed in Greek Old and Middle Comedy, Plautus’s Amphitruo is our only surviving...

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Plautus

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 135 words.

• cactus • saltus • Diophantus • Sanctus • Rastus, Theophrastus • altostratus, cirrostratus, nimbostratus, stratus • conspectus

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Plautus

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 134 words.

• cactus • saltus • Diophantus • Sanctus • Rastus, Theophrastus • altostratus, cirrostratus, nimbostratus, stratus • conspectus

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Plautus

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 694 words.

comic playwright, author of fabulae palliatae (see fabula) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by

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