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Published: 09 December 2009

328 Pages | 7 ht

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195341447

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Funny Words in Plautine Comedy

Michael Fontaine

Combining textual and literary evidence, this book argues that many Plautine jokes, puns, and names of characters were misunderstood in antiquity. By examining the comedian's tendency to make up and misuse words, Fontaine elucidates many new jokes and argues for a sophisticated, Hellenistic Plautus who wrote for a sophisticated Roman audience.

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