Excerpt from The Coraddi, 1923, Vol. 28
Plautus is clever in his adaptation of the commonest persons, places, and phrases to serve some humorous end. His copiousness often verges on the com ical: his people witty in themselves, are characterized by their appropriately clever names; his situations are so ar ranged that they bring out the most humorous traits of the personalities and the most ridiculous side of the subject; besides, his play on words, his original puns, and his wisdom in the mouth of fools lend a delightful touch. On the whole, Plautus wrote comedy with an appeal to laughter.
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