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Author McCarthy, Kathleen, 1962-

Title Slaves, masters, and the art of authority in Plautine comedy [electronic resource] / Kathleen McCarthy.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press ; Chichester : UPCCP, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages)
Note Originally published: 2000.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations and Conventions; CHAPTER I: The Crowded House; CHAPTER II: The Ties That Bind: Menaechmi; CHAPTER III: Love's Labour's Lost: Casina; CHAPTER IV: A Kind of Wild Justice: Persa; CHAPTER V: Truth Is the Best Disguise: Captivi; CONCLUSION: The Slave's Image in the Master's Mind; Works Cited; Index of Plautine Passages; General Index.
Summary What pleasures did Plautus' heroic tricksters provide their original audience? How should we understand the compelling mix of rebellion and social conservatism that Plautus offers? Through a close reading of four plays representing the full range of his work (Menaechmi, Casina, Persa, and Captivi), Kathleen McCarthy develops an innovative model of Plautine comedy and its social effects. She concentrates on how the plays are shaped by the interaction of two comic modes: the socially conservative mode of naturalism and the potentially subversive mode of farce. It is precisely this balance of the.
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Subject Plautus, Titus Maccius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Plautus, Titus Maccius.
Plautus, Titus Maccius.
Master and servant in literature.
Literature and society -- Rome.
Authority in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: McCarthy, Kathleen, 1962- Slaves, masters, and the art of authority in Plautine comedy. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press ; Chichester : UPCCP, 2004 9780691117850 (OCoLC)53871582
ISBN 9781400824700 (electronic bk.)
1400824702 (electronic bk.)