Synopses & Reviews
Sometime around 250 B.C., in the tiny mountain village of Sarsina high in the Apennines of Umbria, ancient Rome's best-known playwright was born. Plautus wrote upwards of fifty plays of which twenty have survived. The author chose The Menaechmus and two other plays for this book. The other two plays are Pseudolus and The Rope. The plays in this book are arranged alphabetically by their title.
Considered to be Plautus's greatest play, "Menaechmi; Or, The Twin-Brothers" is the story of two twin brothers, Menaechmus and Sosicles, who are separated at age seven when their father takes Menaechmus on a business trip.
This collection, translated by Lionel Casson, includes three plays by the classic Latin writer Plautus: , , and . The plays in this book are arranged alphabetically by their title.
Table of Contents
The Menaechmus twins.--Pseudolus.--The rope (Rudens).