''The Pot of Gold'' is a play where the main motives are greed, cheapness and gold. The theme is Euclio's cheapness and greed for gold. The play is easy to read and the author makes fun of people's characteristics. There are four acts. Euclio is a poor man who finds the pot of gold and […]
Titus Maccius Plautus
Titus Maccius Plautus is the biggest Roman comedy writer. He worked as a stage worker, actor in Rome and then he got himself into some debts and became a slave. Plautus style, filled with folk talk and jokes, became a role model to many other writers.
The Swaggering Soldier
In the play "The Swaggering Soldier" (lat. Miles Gloriosus) Plautus, a Roman comedian (254. - 184. B.C.), makes fun of human flaws such as vanity and prodigality. The comedy was written between 3rd and 2nd century B.C. and it owes its name to Pyrgopolynices who is the swaggering soldier. He always makes a great deal of […]