At a glance:
- Author: Plautus
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Farce
- Setting: Epidamnum, a city of Macedonia
- Characters: Menaechmus of Epidamnum, Menaechmus Sosicles, Messenio, Wife of Menaechmus of Epidamnum, Erotium, Peniculus
- Genres: Drama, Farce
- Subjects: Traveling or travelers, Brothers, Food, Wealth, Greek or Roman times, Time, Greece or Greek people, Merchants
- Locales: Europe, Roman Empire, Macedonia, ancient, Syracuse, ancient
When the two Menaechmi are seven years old, one, later to become Menaechmus of Epidamnum, accompanies his merchant father from their home in Syracuse to Tarentum. There, fascinated by the confused activity, the boy wanders away, becomes lost, and is finally picked up by another merchant who takes him to the merchant’s own home in Epidamnum and adopts him. The boy’s family is so grief-stricken at his loss that his name is given to the remaining son. This boy, Menaechmus Sosicles, grows up, and when he comes of age and inherits his father’s property, he goes out...
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