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A play of Plautus based upon a Greek play called Καρχηδόνιος, probably by Menander. The last scene exists in two separate texts which do not agree. The play is famous for a passage in it which gives in Latin characters a passage in the Phœnician language whose interpretation has exercised the ingenuity of many scholars. (See the programmes by Bellermann [Berlin, 1806-8], Wex [Schwerin, 1838], and Movers [Berlin, 1845].) The play is edited by Geppert (Berlin, 1864).

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