venerdì 27 marzo 2015

competing for literary supremacy

My love for alliteration aside, I love almost everything that Plautus staged: from his generous, generative jests to his jolly jokes jetting off his short jibes:

SOS. … Priu’ multo ante aedis stabam quam illo adveneram 
AMPH. Quas, malum, nugas? Satin tu sanus es ... (Amph., 603-04) 

SOS. I had been standing at the door before I got there! 
AMPH. A plague on you! Are in your senses? 

(Amphitryo annoyed by his slave Sosia's crazy sounding story).

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