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Miles Gloriosus

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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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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...more
Un classico sempre attuale, una lettura veloce eppur divertente e istruttiva.
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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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