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P. Terentius Afer (Terence), The Eunuch (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 2, scene 1 (search)
to himself. Good Gods! What a malady is this! That a man
should become so changed through love, that you wouldn't know him to be
the same person! Not any one was thereNot any one was
there: --Ver. 226-7. Very nearly the same words as these
occur in the Mostellaria of Plautus, 1. 29, 30: "Than whom,
hitherto, no one of the youth of all Attica has been considered more temperate or
equally frugal." less inclined to folly than he, and no one
more discreet or more temperate. But who is it that's coming this way?
Heyday! surely this is Gnatho, the Captain's Parasite; he's bringing
along with him the damsel as a present to her. Heavens! How beautiful!
No wonder if I make but a sorry figure here
P. Terentius Afer (Terence), The Eunuch (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 1, scene 2 (search)
That may be kept a secret.
There, at that period, a certain merchant made present to my mother of a
little girl, who had been stolen away from Attica here.
What, a citizen?
I think so; we do not know for certain: she herself used to mention her
mother's and her father's name; her country and other token
that he had heard front the kidnappers that she had been carried off
from Sunium.From Sunium: This was a town
situate near a lofty Promontory of that name in Attica. It was famous for a fair
which was held there. "Sunium's rocky brow" is mentioned by Byron in
the song of the Greek Captive in the third Canto of Don Juan.
P. Terentius Afer (Terence), The Eunuch (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), Introduction, THE SUMMARY OF C. SULPITIUS APOLLINARIS. (search)
THE Captain, Thraso, being ignorant of the same, has brought from abroad a
girl who used wrongly to be called the sister of Thais, and presents her to
Thais herself: she in reality is a citizen of Attica. To the same woman, Phaedria, an admirer of Thais,
orders a Eunuch whom he has purchased, to be taken, and he himself goes away
into the country, having been entreated to give up two days to Thraso.raso. A
youth, the brother of Phaedria, having fallen in love with the damsel sent
to the house of Thais, is dressed up in the clothes of the Eunuch. Parmeno
prompts him; he goes in; he ravishes the maiden; but at length her brother
being discovered, a citizen of Attica, betroths her who has been ravished, to the youth,
and Thraso prevails upon Phaedria by his entreaties.
P. Terentius Afer (Terence), The Eunuch (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 4, scene 7 (search)
Do you really say so, puppy? Is it that you are at?
to CHREMES. What fellow are you? What do you mean? What
business have you with her?
I'll let you know: in the first place, I assert that she is a freeborn
A citizen of Attica.
My own sister.
Now, therefore, Captain, I give you warning; don't you use any violence
toward her. Thais, I'm going to Sophrona, the nurse, that I may bring
her here and show her these tokens.
What! Are you to prevent me from touching what's my own?