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The Menaechmi

A Hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration used in literature to heighten the effect of the passage or even to evoke humor. Plautus used many themes in The Brothers Menaechmus, and even caught...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2011 4:13 am UTC

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The Menaechmi

In Plautus' Menaechmi, the wife is simply called Matrona, which is the Latin word for wife. As with most characters in Plautine comedy, the wife is a stock character, i.e., she is a stereotype. In...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2011 11:22 am UTC

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The Menaechmi

The Menaechmus Brothers, also called The Menaechmi or The Twin Menaechmi, is a comedy by the Roman playwright Plautus. It is concerned with twin brothers from the city of Syracuse who were...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 9:28 pm UTC

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The Menaechmi

It is a challenging task to write something in addition to Plautus's comedy. Plautus established a fairly strong archetype of humor in the "mistaken identity" element. I think that an interesting...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

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