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T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 2, scene 6 (search)
fighting the battles of their fellow-citizens "who live at home at ease." of our swords. The valiant are much more serviceable to the public than the eloquent and skilled. Valour easily finds for itself a fluent eloquence; without valour, for my own part, I esteem an eloquent citizen as a hired mournerA hired mourner: The "præficæ" were the women who chanted the "nænia" See the Note to l. 213., who praises other people, but can't do the same for herself. Now, after ten months, am I come to Athens of Attica to see my mistress, how she gets on, whom I left pregnant by my embrace. PHRONESIUM raising herself on the couch, and speaking to ASTAPHIUM. See who's talking. ASTAPHIUM coming forward, and looking about. The Captain's now close at hand, my mistress Phronesium: Stratophanes is coming to you. In a low voice. Now is it requisite for you to pretend yourself an invalid. PHRONESIUM in a low voice. Hold your tongue. What, the plague, de I want you for as an adviser in this matter? Is it
T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 1, scene 2 (search)
hee, do come in-doors now; do go to see her and wait there a little. She'll be out just now; for she was at the bath. DINARCHUS What do you say? She who was never pregnant, how could she be brought to bed? For really, I never, that I am aware of, perceived her to be in a breeding state. ASTAPHIUM She concealed it from you and was afraid, lest you should persuade her to have recourse to abortionRecourse to abortion: The practice of procuring abortion was not deemed criminal either at Rome or Athens; though at the latter place there was a law which imposed a penalty on any person who administered a potion to a woman for that purpose., and so destroy the child. DINARCHUS Troth then, who's the father of this child? ASTAPHIUM A Babylonian Captain, whose arrival she is now expecting. So much so, indeed, that, according as was reported, they say that he'll be here just now. I wonder he has not arrived by this. DINARCHUS Shall I go in, then? ASTAPHIUM Why not? As boldly as at home, into your
T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 1, scene 1 (search)
ative of Babylon, but probably a Greek, serving for pav in the Babylonian army. Thus Xenophon and the Ten Thousand were Greeks in the pay of the Younger Cyrus., whom the hussy said was troublesome and odious to her, forthwith banished me from the spot. He now is said to be about to arrive from abroad. For that reason has she now cooked up this device; she pretends that she has been brought to bed. That she may push me out of doors, and with the Captain alone live the life of a jovial Greek, she pretends that this Captain is the father of the child; for that reason does this most vile hussy need a palmed-off child. She fancies that she's deceiving me! Does she suppose that she could have concealed it from me, if she had been pregnant? Now I arrived at Athens the day before yesterday from Lemnos, whither I have been on an embassy from this place on the public service. But who's this woman? It's her servant-maid Astaphium. With her too as well I've had some acquaintanceship. Stands aside.
T. Maccius Plautus, Truculentus, or The Churl (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act prologue, scene 0 (search)
THE PROLOGUE. PROLOGUSA VERY small portion of room does Plautus ask from out of your vast and pleasant city within the walls, whither, without builders, he may transport Athens. What then? Will you give it or not? They nod assent. I fancied, indeed, that I should obtain it of you without hesitation. What if I were to ask something of your private means? They shake their heads. Only see, i' faith, how the ancient habit still indwells among you, to keep your tongues ever ready for a denial. But let's to the point, on account of which I came hither. Let this be Athens, just as this is our stage, only for the while that we perform this Play. Here pointing to her house dwells a female whose name is Phronesium; she has in herself the manners of the present age; she never asks of her lover that which has been given; but what is left, she does her best that it mayn't be left, by begging for it and carrying it off, as is the habit of the women; for all of them do this when they discover that