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T. Maccius Plautus, Menaechmi, or The Twin Brothers (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), Introduction, THE SUBJECT. (search)
THE SUBJECT. MOSCHUS, a merchant of Syracuse, had two twin sons who exactly resembled each other. One of these, whose name was Menaechmus, when a child, accompanied his father to Tarentum, at which place he was stolen and carried away to Epidamnus, where in course of time he has married a wealthy wife. Disagreements, however, arising with her, he forms an acquaintance with the Courtesan Erotium, and is in the habit of presenting her with clothes and jewels which he pilfers from his wife. The original name of the other twin-brother was Sosicles, but on the loss of Menaechmus, the latter name has been substituted by their grandfather for Sosicles, in remembrance of the lost child. Menaechmus Sosicles, on growing to manhood, determines to seek his lost brother. Having wandered for six years, lie arrives at Epidamnus, attended by his servant, Messenio. In consequence of his resemblance to his brother, many curious and laughable mistakes happen between him and the Courtesan Erotium, the w
T. Maccius Plautus, Menaechmi, or The Twin Brothers (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act prologue, scene 0 (search)
put one of the twins on board the ship, and took him away, together with himself, to traffic at TarentumAt Tarentum: Tarentum was a city of Calabria, in the south of Italy. It was said to have been fTarentum: Tarentum was a city of Calabria, in the south of Italy. It was said to have been founded by the Lacedaemonians.; the other one he left with his mother at home. By accident, there were games at Tarentum when he came there: many persons, as generally happens at the games, had met togTarentum was a city of Calabria, in the south of Italy. It was said to have been founded by the Lacedaemonians.; the other one he left with his mother at home. By accident, there were games at Tarentum when he came there: many persons, as generally happens at the games, had met together; the child strayed away there from his father among the people. A certain merchant of Epidamnus was there; he picked up the child, and carried it away to EpidamnusTo Epidamnus: Epidamnus, or EpTarentum when he came there: many persons, as generally happens at the games, had met together; the child strayed away there from his father among the people. A certain merchant of Epidamnus was there; he picked up the child, and carried it away to EpidamnusTo Epidamnus: Epidamnus, or Epidamnum, was a town of Macedonia, situate on the Adriatic Sea. It was much resorted to for the purpose of transit to the opposite shores of Italy. It received its original name from Epidamnus, one of d lost the child, took it heavily to heart, and through grief at it he died a few days after at Tarentum. Now, after news reached the grandfather of the children at home about this matter, how that on
T. Maccius Plautus, Menaechmi, or The Twin Brothers (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 5, scene 9 (search)
MESSENIO Do you say that Moschus was your father? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. Truly, I do say so. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES And mine as well. MESSENIO Are you of Syracuse? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. Certainly. MESSENIO And you? MENAECHMUS SOSICLES Why not the same? MESSENIO Hitherto the marks agree perfectly well. Still lend me your attention. To MENAECHMUS. Tell me, what do you remember at the greatest distance of time in your native country? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. When I went with my father to Tarentum to traffic; and afterwards how I strayed away from my father among the people, and was carried away thence. MENAECHMUS SOSICLES Supreme Jupiter, preserve me! MESSENIO to MENAECHMUS SOSICLES. Why do you exclaim? Why don't you hold your peace? To MENAECHMUS. How many years old were you when your father took you from your native country? MENAECHMUS of Epidamnus. Seven years old; for just then my teeth were changing for the first time. And never since then have I seen my father. MESSENIO Well,