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By Michael Fontaine

Plautus, Rome's earliest extant poet, was once acclaimed by way of historic critics specially for his mastery of language and his felicitous jokes; and but nowa days quite little recognition has been dedicated to elucidating those components totally. In humorous phrases in Plautine Comedy, Michael Fontaine reassesses a few of the premises and nature of Plautus' comedies. blending textual and literary feedback, Fontaine argues that lots of Plautus' jokes and puns have been misunderstood already in antiquity, and that with them the names and identities of a few favourite characters have been misconceived. critical to his learn are problems with Plautine language, variety, psychology, coherence of characterization, and irony. by way of interpreting the comedian's tendency to make up and misuse phrases, Fontaine sheds new gentle at the shut connection among Greek and Roman comedy. significant cognizance can be paid to Plautus' viewers and to the visible components in his performs. the result's a reappraisal that may problem many acquired perspectives of Plautus, positioning him as a poet writing within the Hellenistic culture for a educated and complicated viewers. All quotations from Latin, Greek, and different international languages are translated. vast indices, together with a "pundex," facilitate ease of reference one of many jokes and performs on phrases mentioned within the textual content.

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Sich über den Schrank machend. Wo das gesteckt hat, liegt noch mehr! KENNEDY. Zurück, Verwegner! Hier liegen die Geheimnisse der Lady. PAULET. Die eben such ich. Schriften hervorziehend. KENNEDY. Unbedeutende Papiere, bloße Übungen der Feder, Des Kerkers traurge Weile zu verkürzen. PAULET. In müßger Weile schafft der böse Geist. KENNEDY. Es sind französische Schriften. PAULET. Desto schlimmer! Die Sprache redet Englands Feind. KENNEDY. Konzepte Von Briefen an die Königin von England. PAULET. Die überliefr ich – Sieh!

So zart, und lud Die schwere Schuld auf mein so junges Leben. KENNEDY. Ihr wart durch blutige Beleidigung Gereizt und durch des Mannes Übermut, Den Eure Liebe aus der Dunkelheit Wie eine Götterhand hervorgezogen, Den Ihr durch Euer Brautgemach zum Throne Geführt, mit Eurer blühenden Person Beglückt und Eurer angestammten Krone. Konnt er vergessen, daß sein prangend Los Der Liebe großmutsvolle Schöpfung war? Und doch vergaß ers, der Unwürdige! Beleidigte mit niedrigem Verdacht, Mit rohen Sitten Eure Zärtlichkeit, Und widerwärtig wurd er Euren Augen.

PAULET. Sehr oft, Mylady, habt Ihr Euer Schicksal Und Eure Ehre Männern anvertraut, Die Eurer Achtung minder würdig waren. MARIA. Ich bitte noch um eine zweite Gunst, Unmenschlichkeit allein kann mir sie weigern. Schon lange Zeit entbehr ich im Gefängnis Der Kirche Trost, der Sakramente Wohltat, Und die mir Kron und Freiheit hat geraubt, Die meinem Leben selber droht, wird mir Die Himmelstüre nicht verschließen wollen. PAULET. Auf Euren Wunsch wird der Dechant des Orts – MARIA unterbricht ihn lebhaft.

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