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Miles Gloriosus

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  258 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Miles Gloriosus or Braggart Warrior is one of the best-known and liveliest Roman comedies. It shows Plautus at his ablest in ingenious plot construction, vivid characterization, fast-moving action, and humorous dialogue.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Harvard University Press (first published -206)
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David Sarkies
Oct 20, 2014 David Sarkies rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who can handle strange names
Recommended to David by: Classical Studies
Shelves: comedy
Some people think they are more than they really are
20 October 2014

I must say that I found this play to be quite confusing, namely because of the names. There are five characters whose names each begin with the letter P, and since three of them are quite long, it ended up leaving me quite baffled. I have finally, after reading through the Wikipedia entry, have managed to actually work out what is going on. No doubt it would have come out much better if I had seen it performed (which is unlikely
Mar ★
Hello? What was this? Non-sense. I'm a total lover of classic theater but this one was boring to death. Meh. DNF.
I am so incredibly impressed with the Roman comedies. Whether Plautus or Menander, these authors knew what was funny. And in looking back on it, we learn that what is truy funny, stands the test of time. Good humor is based on the human condition, and that hasn't changed much over the centuries.

Translator, Erich Segal, does a fantastic job of keeping the meaning and style and rhythm of the lines, as well as the alliteration.

It can be a difficult trap, reading verse, but when one makes the effort
Cristina - Athenae Noctua
Il Miles Gloriosus è forse la commedia più nota di Plauto, oltre che la più significativa nell'illuminarne le caratteristiche della drammaturgia dell'autore. Essa rappresenta la vicenda di cui è vittima Pleusicle, un giovane ateniese cui Pirgopolinice, un soldato che millanta grandi imprese guerresche (il suo nome significa Conquistatore di rocche e città) e stuoli di donne che si struggono per lui, ha sottratto l'amata Filocomasio; nel frattempo, senza saperlo, ha acquistato anche un servo di P ...more
Victor Heranz
Me ha gustado, pero mi traducción era demasiado actual para mi gusto. 3.5/5
So funny! LOL
Un classico sempre attuale, una lettura veloce eppur divertente e istruttiva.
Tutta la recensione dei Demiurghi la ritrovate qui: BIBLIOTECA: Il soldato fanfarone
Lauren Elyse
I just, you know, missed the conflict. Everything went according to plan which, as you & I both know, doesn't happen.

Plauto mi piace sempre di più.
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