T. Macci Plauti Menaechmi

T. Macci Plauti Menaechmi

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...the military metaphor of 134-5. For the pun cf. 191 induuiae... exuuiae. 137. mea Commoditas, &c.: i.e. qui commode et opportune aduenis; tr. 'My Suitability, my Seasonableness'. A fashionable and affected mode of speech, similar to that practised by the Euphuists of Elizabeth's day; e. g. Piercy Shafton in Scott's Monastery, c. xv: 'Be henceforth named, for example, my Protection, and let me be your Affability.' 138. quid agisP mode of salutation, cf. Hor. Sat. i. 9. 4 quid agis, dulcissime rerum? Pen. takes the question literally; cf. Most. 719 Si. quid agis? TR. hominem optumum teneo. genium, 'guardian angel', a title conferred by parasites on their patrons, cf. Capt. 879. 139. per tempus = opportunely. 140. commoditatis... articulos: lit. the smallest divisions of the suitable time; i. e. how to hit the suitable moment to a nicety; cf. Cic. pro Quinct. 5. 19 in ipso articulo lemporis; Tr.Ad. 229/- ipso articulo simply. Warner here translates: 'I know how to come alwaies in the nicke'. (On Warner's Translation see Introd. 5.) 141. facinus luculentum: Men. means himself dressed in the palla, but Pen.'s mind is running on culinary matters, of which he professes (142) to be a connoisseur. 142. reliquias: i. e. of the supposed dish. 143. enumquam (= en + umquam): used by Plautus and Terence to introduce a rhetorical question; cf. 925. tabulam... pariete: a picture hanging on a wall, not a fresco. 144. ubi... raperet: subj. shows that no particular picture was meant. For this generalizing subjunctive in a relative clause cf. Pud. 313-15 ecquem... uidistis... qui duceret, ibid. 320. Catameitum: this was the form into which Ganymedes was corrupted in popular Latin speech; so Adoneus for Adonis: for similar corruptions of Greek names cf....show more

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