The Comedies of Plautus Volume 1

The Comedies of Plautus Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... Pseud. (aside). The Gods protect and favour me! fortius is my anvil: this day will I hammer out thence full many a device. Hae. Why is he talking to himself alone? Pseud. How say you, young man? Hae. What is it? Pseud. Are you, or are you not, from that Captain of Macedonia? The servant of him, 1 mean, who bought a damsel of us here, who gave fifteen silver minse to the procurer, my master, and is still owing five? Hae. I am. But where in the world have you ever known me, or have ever seen or spoken to me? For in fact, before this day, I never was at Athens, nor did I ever before this day behold you with my eyes ### Pseud. Because you seem likely to be from him; for at the time when he went away, this was the day appointed for the money, on which he was to pay it to us, and he has not brought it as yet. 1 The deputy-BaUio)--Ver. 607. In the Latin " subballio." 2 His butler-steward)--Ver. 608. " Condus-promus" was the title given to the slave who had charge of the " storerooms," or " cellos," in the Roman establishments. The office answered to those of our housekeeper and butler combined. 3 His chamberlain)--Ver. 609. " Atriensis" was the title of the slave in whose charge was the " atrium," or large hall, or central room on the groundfloor. Hae. Tes, here it is. (Holding up the bag.) Pseud. What?--have you brought it? Hae. I, myself. Pseud. Do you at all hesitate to give it me? Hae. I, give it you? Pseud. Aye, faith, to me, who manage the business and the accounts of my master Ballio, receive his money, and pay it to him to whom he owes it. Hae. By my troth, if you were even the keeper of the treasures of supreme Jove, I would never entrust a groat of silver to you. Pseud. (pointing)....show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556623
  • 9781236556622