The Menaechmi

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The Menaechmi

The women in The Brothers Menaechmus, or The Menaechmi, are stereotypes. This is not particularly surprising, since the comedies of Plautus abound in stock characters. However, the two female...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2022, 5:43 pm (UTC)

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The Menaechmi

Plautus's play The Brothers Menaechmus, also called The Menaechmi, is packed with satire about Roman social life as Plautus humorously pokes fun at everything from marriage to servants to doctors....

Latest answer posted March 16, 2022, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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The Menaechmi

A critical examination of Plautus’s portrayal of women in his play The Menaechmi or The Brothers Menaechmus would include such factors as the number of female characters and whether any of the...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2022, 9:17 pm (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

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

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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