Day to day life B. As soon as Euclio enters his house, the slave rushes into the shrine to steal the pot. Nunca pensei que este tipo de comé Adorei esta peça. Notice that the last line belongs to Stalagmus…who is clearly not going to live ever after. However, the ancient plot summaries and the fragments allow us to understand how the comedy ended. At about the same time it was also used by the Danish Hieronymus Justesen Ranch 1539—1607 as the basis for his play Karrig Nidding The Stingy Miser. It is during this period, according to tradition, that he probably sold his first plays to the managers of the public games and thus began the playwriting career that lasted for nearly forty years.
He was convinced that Megadorus prepared all of this just so he could get his hands on the pot of gold. Lyconides demands that the gold returns to Euclio and the story end there because the rest of it was lost. Household God — he managed the whole situation and played around with the characters because he wanted to teach them the real values of life Plautus Biography Titus Maccius Plautus is the biggest Roman comedy writer. At this point the text breaks off. Plautus' comedies, which are among the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature, are mostly adaptations of Greek models for a Roman audience and are often directly based on the works of the Greek playwrights. Characters: Euclio, Phaedria, Lyconides, Strobilus, Megadorus… Characters Analysis Euclio — cheap old man who lived with his servant and his daughter.
In the end the knaves are generally punished, the stingy parent outwitted or won over, and the hero satisfied. Strobilus follows Euclio while Lyconides begs his mother to talk his uncle Megadorus out of the wedding. Throw in a beautiful daughter and a suitor and you have all the ingredients of a, well, Roman play. Scenes 6-15: Strobilus leads back from the market four silly cooks. Plautus wrote approximately 130 plays, of which 21 survive. Scenes 1-2: Euclio drives Staphyla out of the house, suspecting that she is after his pot of gold—when, in fact, no one except Euclio even knows that it exists. Purpose Why was this written? This leads to much by-play involving preparations for the nuptials.
He tried everything just to be with her and their child. Notice the line on p. He only thought about his gold. The audience is in essence, laughing at itself. The translations maintain the original pace and humour, and the introduction considers Plautus' place in ancient comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his power to entertain. He tried everything just to be with her and their child.
Is is assumed that Lyconides returns the pot of gold and in return gets Phaedria. Tyndarus might already be dead. Euclione è il tipico scroccone che vive appoggiandosi agli altri e che prova piacere nel risparmiare anche l'aria che respira, una di quelle persone con cui non vorremmo avere nulla a che vedere. Euclio, returning to find his home filled with commotion, chases everyone out, sure that his gold has been stolen. He then is said to have worked as a manual laborer and studied Greek drama — particularly the New Comedy of Menander — in his spare time. In fact he is so obsessed with this gold that he is almost too scared to leave his house, and when he does he pretty much runs back inside almost instantly. Euclion is still scared for hisgold so he goes to hide it in the temple.
The E-mail message field is required. Phaedrium kept her pregnancy secret from everyone except for her old nurse. Although the mistaken identity elements of the are sometimes played for laughs and the sponger Ergasilus is brought on for some silly stage business, there are also quite serious speeches about the fate of slaves and the realities of war. Find sources: — · · · · January 2014 Aulularia Written by Characters Euclio Staphyla Eunomia Megadorus Strobilus Lyconides Phaedria Phygia Setting a street in , before the houses of Euclio and Megadorus, and the shrine of Aulularia is a play by the early playwright. Again, Megadorus is eventually shown as sensible and kind-hearted enough to abandon his foolish dream.
Phaedria is his daughter and she loves Lyconides. But the tragedy is there all the same. Euclio has no idea that Phaedria is pregnant and about to give birth. Destaco a minha parte favorita: a certa altura, Euclião perde o ouro e retorna a casa encontrando-se com um rapaz novo que quer casar com a sua filha. Plautus: The Pot of Gold Is the humor successful? Eventually everybody discovers that Tyndarus is that stolen son, causing Hegio to realize he should have treated him better when he was his captive slave. Little is known of Plautus' life; even his birth and death dates are uncertain.
We believe Plautus's version worked for the following reasons: -The moments of absurdity portrayed by quirky characters are comedic regardless of the century. He became selfish and suspicious of everyone. This play is an indictment of slavery, not a touching play about loyalty between master and slave. With the help of his household God he finds the pot of gold and becomes obsessed with keeping it safe. They have a child together and it is believed that they get married at the end Lyconides — in love with Phaedria. Declaring that dying courageously is not an everlasting , Tyndarus tries to convince Hegio that his own to Philocrates is right. It provides a kind of sequel in which Euclio dies abroad and informs a parasite of the hiding place of his treasurer, which the latter is to share with Euclio's son Querolus.
He decides to hide the pot in a remote grove; as he exits, he is followed secretly by Pythodicus. When Euclio finally sees what happened, he accepts the marriage, but asks Lyconides to help him to find the gold again. If Plautus was to eat, his humor had to be broad or his plays would have been shouted off the stage. Eunomia now persuades Megadorus to give up his wedding plans. His studies led to the production of his plays, which were first produced between c. Because of many works were written in his tone he is considered to have written over 130 comedies while some believe that he only wrote 21 works that are completely his. The theme behind this play is the absurdity of holding onto wealth and the fact that in the end our wealth dominates us as opposed to us being able to be secure despite having wealth.