Plautus


Mostellaria

[Tranio being wasteful of his master's property while his master is away]

Better make the most of your time now, my lad. Drink and be merry, waste your masterís goods and make a ruin of your masterís fine young song. Drink with your friends all day and night, Greek fashion. Buy your women and set them free. Live like lords, with hangers-on feeding their bellies at your expense. Was this what your master told you to do when he went away? Is this the way he expects to find his house looked after when he comes back? Is this what you call being a good servant, playing fast and loose with your masterís property and corrupting your masterís son? Corrupted he surely is, for what I know, the way heís going on. Not so long ago he was known for the steadiest and best-behaved young man in all Athens; now heís top of a very different class. And thatís thanks to your example and teaching. Tranio Ė Is it any business of yours what I am or what I do, damn you? Havenít you got any cattle to look after in the country? If I like drinking and wenching, thatís my affair; itís my skin Iím risking, not yours. pg. 27

We can't all stink ... mucky one. pg. 27-28

'Before long ... looking for. pg. 28

Off he goes ... warnings. pg. 28

[Man, in whatever station he happens to be born is like a new built house. A house ...taught myself.] pg. 30-32

Here's the very ... doomed. pg. 33

I don't just ... a liar. pg. 33

[Philolaches desire to reward Scapha for praising his beloved and desire to harm her when she spoke ill]. pg. 33

You're doing wrong ... one love. pg. 34

All I say ... leave you. pg. 34

What you don't ... happen to you. pg. 34

I was the one ... her sake. pg. 35

you are a fool ... on you. pg. 35

She's trying ... you're old. pg. 35

Surely I ought ... cajoling. pg. 35

if you're satisfied ... wealth I want. pg. 35

What's to happen ... benefactor. pg. 36

It won't last long ... gluttony. pg. 36

Mirrors are ... show you. pg. 37

Do you want ... over painting? pg. 37

[women aren't supposed to handle money] pg. 38

It's perfectly .. dowry. pg. 38

Gold brooches ... for any woman. pg. 38

[romantic interactions 39-41]

whatever shall I ... with thirst. pg. 44

Never say die. pg. 44

We're all alike ... might regret. pg. 45

I am in a funk ... to do. pg. 52

If you ask ... apples. pg. 53

Money lenders ... this earth. pg. 58

They say the ... my mouth. pg. 58

to have an old ... yourself to blame. pg. 60

[the wife fixed the meal and Tranio is polite because they want something] pg. 59-60

Don't forget ... short. pg. 61

We have had ... quarter now. pg. 61

[Alexander and Agathocles top wonder workers of the world] pg. 63

Every man ... business. pg. 64

Don't act as .. .the house. pg. 64

The way to be ... were roped. pg. 67

in all the years ... all right. pg. 70

30 minas = 3,000 drachmas; 1 talent = 60 minas; 1 mina = 100 drachmas; talent was weight and so its monetary value varied.

A man that's ... two pins. pg. 77

I convened ... sooner the better. pg. 77

You'd better ... matter. pg. 80

I agree he ... families. pg. 82

I like to see ... age. pg. 83

pardon his youth and folly ... be boys. pg. 83

pardon one and pardon all. pg. 84

[forgiveness and pardon]

Rudens

[The constellations walk among mankind during the day acting as spies for Jupiter to record men's acts and characters, piety and virtue, to reward or punish particular men through Fortune after Judgement. Short list of bad actions. Jupiter's wrath is not placated with gifts.] pg. 90

To the repentant ... deserve. pg. 91

an exile there ... to use her. pg. 91

[slave musician girls seem to have been around 30 minas] pg. 91

He paid a deposit ... for treason. pg. 91

[Arcturus can cause storms at sea or the sea is stormy at his ascent and descent rather] pg. 91

Having a look ... presence. pg. 94

[slaves shouldn't speak when master can speak] pg. 94

They are always ... myself. pg. 95

The tales you ... pity myself. [it is for her benefit though] pg. 97

The other girl ... as I am. pg. 97

Oh now I ... want to say. pg. 99

We must ... we can. pg. 99

A poor man's ... content. pg. 101

We jumped ... our boat. pg. 104

What could he ... theif, see? pg. 105

Every cloud ... for sadness. pg. 106

I've never seen ... own children. pg. 106

Nothing wrong ... and games. pg. 107

Do you grudge ... friends. pg. 107

[Deserve pg. 110

As long ... anybody. pg. 112

sleep where ... stop you. pg. 112

I don't give ... house. pg. 113

Farmers ... wrings yours. pg. 114

He seems to ... punishment. pg. 116

So roughly ... in us. pg. 117

If this ... to die. pg. 117

Now stop ... myself. pg. 117

And you ... I tell you. pg. 118

Fair enough ... shell-fish. pg. 118

I'm not your ... once bitten. pg. 127

The prettiest ... at the women. pg. 128

there's my wife ... chatter. pg. 128

To brave the ... trouble in store. pg. 129

[Stratonicus?] pg. 129

[debates on fairness] pg. 131-140

[day of judgement] pg. 141

A woman's ... speech. pg. 140

hugging ... creatures. pg. 144

You think it ... by his own capture. pg. 146

Trinummus

[Thesaurus means treasure] pg. 165

It's a very ... public good. pg. 165

[This men complain about their wives] pg. 165-166

I'm glad you're ... long life. pg. 166

Let me tell you ... much to blame. pg. 167-168

And a fine ... own advantage. pg. 169

Of all the ... mouths shut. pg. 172

Let's see how ... double-talkers. pg. 174

Regard for your ... keep the rain out. pg. 176

It's no kindness ... our friends as well. pg. 178

A prudent man ... successfully. pg. 179

Prudence isn't a ... of life. pg. 180

You'll be able ... trouble. pg. 181

I don't altogether ... his old age. pg. 181

money soon ... ants nest. pg. 181

Too rash ... afterwards. pg. 182

Good wishes ... the moon. pg. 183

Never forget ... end of it. pg. 185

My own fortune ... left me. pg. 185

Like the Isles ... sent to. pg. 187

It's only natural ... it's too late. pg. 188

The poor girl ... her one. pg. 190

Oh my poor ... afterwards. pg. 190

Can't you let ... I would. pg. 190

How am I harming ... so don't imagine it. pg. 191-194

say you're doing ... excellent match. pg. 196

You think you can ... to lead you. pg. 196

He'll believe anything ... something. pg. 199

[Neptune is praised as omnipotent, just, generous, treating all men fairly and squarely, as good gods should, loyal, propitious grace, saving hand] pg. 199-200

beggars ... chooses. pg. 201

He's probably spying ... he's about. pg. 201

you ought to ... absent friend. pg. 205

[The imposter is funny]

I wish we ... my own skin. pg. 210-212

I don't think ... for good. pg. 216

the shirt ... cloak. pg. 217

I am angry ... it deserves. pg. 218

Callicles is going ... his misdeeds. pg. 219

Amphitryo

Nobody ... just silly! pg. 229

How do you ... and himself. pg. 230

With these young ... right to expect. pg. 233-234

The varlets ... weapon points. pg. 237

[Jupiter extending the night to do his business] pg. 237

The point is ... peccadilloes. pg. 247

But a commander ... go wrong. pg. 247

Somebody may ... like that? pg. 248

Now I must ... my duty. pg. 249

[lots of romantic sentiment]

For every ... that hath it! pg. 254

you have to be ... black eye. pg. 257

A woman will ... own name. pg. 264

You know, ... you did. pg. 268

Well, it's only ... happy. pg. 269

[Jupiter has a right to have and do anything he wants] pg. 270

[The following is reconstruction]

You must have ... harms. pg. 272

I cannot believe ... a lie. pg. 277

rather than this ... pretentions. pg. 278

it is you ... falsehood. pg. 278

[gods acting like common men]

a womanish ... return. pg. 224

Aulularia

and I began ... possible for him. pg. 13

I go in daily ... head with worry. pg. 14

I'm a poor man .. I'm away. pg. 15

the chairman ... going with me. pg. 16

I hope you ... from me. pg. 16

No woman ... in some way. pg. 16

Talk of marriage ... day after. pg. 17

Suppose an ... extravagance. pg. 17

A rich man smarmy contentment ... pikestaff. pg. 18

Just asking ... touch. pg. 19

I'm afraid ... ever saw. pg. 19

As long as .... I went in. pg. 19

The first thing ... nothing but good. pg. 20

He's taken a ... too late. pg. 21

I don't play ... afford it. pg. 21

I know how ... suits you. pg. 22

What money can ... this marriage. pg. 22

Thinking it ... expense. pg. 26

it's asking for ... richman. pg. 29

Indeed I ... bankruptcy pg. 29-31

People who ... station. pg. 31

[Euclio interprets all that is done and said as an attempt to get his gold].

I think a good slave ... fetters. pg. 32

I think I'll sit ... directions. pg. 33

The wicked deed ... happened otherwise. pg. 38

But I have come ... hands off. pg. 39

A man who has ... amends. pg. 40

Well, then ... as you advise. pg. 44

You are not angry ... the child. pg. 45

You may thank ... young man. pg. 47

if we all had ... would be. pg. 48

What is most ... pots of gold. pg. 48

Captivi

See how the ... men. pg. 58

To save his ... too high. pg. 58

Such is chance ... design. pg. 58

So if anyone ... of war. pg. 59

This old gentlemen ... character. pg. 60

The young men ... descent sort. pg. 60

But see that .. then slaves. pg. 61

Poor old man ... own hand. pg. 61

a man never knows ... terribly. pg. 61

It is good ... to grief. pg. 62

What genius lurks ... unemployed. pg. 62

if it's God's ... an escape. pg. 63

A clever ... gets out. pg. 64

we've still got ... on it. pg. 64

You won't forget ... disappointment. pg. 64

since the gods ... my slave. pg. 65

No care is ... the chance. pg. 65

would you rather ... to the life. pg. 66

His father is alive ... tells lies. pg. 66 [interesting for its conception of philosophy]

Iron-fisted ... of a gentleman. pg. 67-68

[convincing Hegio to let Philocrates go because they tricked him]

[May the gods ... your father. pg. 68

I am your ... spirit. pg. 70

Be true ... pg. 72

I must say ... same time. pg. 74

it's a fatiguing ... ovation. pg. 74

Just because ... this man. pg. 77

What I want ... disbelieving. pg. 79

And I'd be ... am I? pg. 79

when you're the ... best farms. pg. 81

But I'd like ... you've done. pg. 81

I shall not ... for all I care. pg. 81

Then why did ... me to this. pg. 82-83

So off to ... has vanished. pg. 82

No one is going ... my fate. pg. 82

Jupiter has ... to it. pg. 84

The more I ... mug of.' pg. 84

He must have ... old ram. pg. 85

For my part ... about. pg. 90

Oh yes ... indeed, sir. pg. 91

If a gentleman ... to you. pg. 91

But if you can ... earned them. pg. 91

How is it ... don't value. pg. 93

Spectators ... decent men. pg. 95

Menaechmi

it's ridiculous ... it clings. pg. 105

And if you weren't ... somewhere. pg. 106

I've now ... patron. pg. 106

My language ... my friends. pg. 106

anything else? ... know about. pg. 108

I'll tell you ... prefer. pg. 108

see how the .. don't count. pg. 109

Oh my darling ... wife! pg. 109

What's this? ... by now. pg. 110

Here you are ... cost me. pg. 110

I don't believe ... sighting. pg. 111

You would have ... angry with you. pg. 112

can you tell ... stranger. pg. 113

He can be ... not there. pg. 114

But how ... heed of it, pg. 115

See that everything ... as you like. pg. 115

Is it not ... out of you. pg. 116

[Kings of Sicily in order: Agathocles, Phintias, Liparo, Hiero] pg. 116

I don't think ... hospitality. pg. 117

You don't know ... not give them. pg. 118

Well, that was ... left-overs. pg. 118

[Peniculus wants revenge because he expected the gift and so felt robbed] pg. 118

If you'd like ... going, then. pg. 122

What fools ... placated her. pg. 123

How shall I ... from cover. pg. 123

What are you ... punished. pg. 125

[trying to ... you now! pg. 125

Can't you tell me ... if I knew! pg. 126

Very well ... told me. pg. 126

Have you heard ... rest of my life. pg. 129

Just like you ... conduct. pg. 130

I'm coming ... to a long. pg. 130

I think I've ... quarrel. pg. 131

How many times ... word with him pg. 131-132

pg.

My best plan ... goings good. pg. 135

Its the ... doesn't suffer. pg. 135

Miles Gloriosus

The women are ... introduction. pg. 155

He is a ... his back. pg. 155

My master ... house. pg. 156

Tell her not ... dish of mischief? pg. 159

Then awake ... undone. pg. 160

I've got my ... anyone else's. pg. 166

[cross] pg. 169

This man's mad ... to him. pg. 169

Thank you ... woman! pg. 171

There's not a ... characters? pg. 172

I know I've earned ... people. pg. 176

Don't come out ... deliberations. pg. 176

What distresses ... own age. pg. 177

It takes a ... bad manners, sir. pg. 178-181

(His?) this handsome ... woman has that. pg. 182

I think I've ... to deal with. pg. 186

They have both ... mistakes. pg. 187

After all, when ... shipshape. pg. 187

Yes, it is very ... trouble. pg. 189

Nay ... trusted friend. pg. 192

Is she married? ... is old. pg. 190

She says her ... I'll do that. pg. 193

but for my ... them all pg. 194

And what is you ... you'll see. pg. 194-196

they have been ... the helm. pg. 196

You'd have made ... business. pg. 197

If she won't ... up with. pg. 198

Ah but you ... instructions. pg. 199

I want the Captain ... his beauty. pg. 199

But hurry ... passions. pg. 201

I beg and beseech ... hear you. pg. 202

You saw how ... her dowry. pg. 204

If I hadn't ... I suppose. pg. 205

hard as it ... duty. pg. 206

all this stuff ... about you. pg. 208

Upon my word ... think of it. pg. 209

Have you got that ... swear she did. pg. 210

Well, it was .. .their ways. pg. 212

Pseudolus

You're very silent ... secrets. pg. 217

[more romance] pg. 219

Well, its silver ... can do you. pg. 220

One thing I ... you like. pg. 221

Come along ... to his master. pg. 221

I want to entertain ... well off. pg. 222

Why do you ... instructions. pg. 223

your clients are ... bad faith. pg. 224

as if they'd ... against him. pg. 224

[cricifiction] pg. 224

Oh, this is torture ... you like. pg. 225

An old friend ... I need. pg. 226

If you've only words ... said and done. pg. 226

He could have ... your gratitude? pg. 228

Didn't you swear ... yourself with. pg. 230

Ordure ... think it over. pg. 232

We've got to ... at his post. pg. 232

I have plenty .. count on. pg. 233

If the Athenians ... for the old man. pg. 233

Well, I must say ... any harm. pg. 235

It was a choice ... made to you. pg. 236

I shan't ... lust of it. pg. 238

Everythings ... despoil the enemy. pg. 239

I shall have ... shelved. pg. 240

You might take .. other people. pg. 240

I receive all ... that you will. pg. 241

I'd thought of ... philosophizing. pg. 243

A bad man ... round here. pg. 245

What would he do ... parliament. pg. 246

And the next thing ... bungling. pg. 247

To make a boy ... worth my while! pg. 247

If that is why ... flavoring. pg. 248

My cooking is ... my house? pg. 249

if you'll really ... quite well. pg. 252

I swear ... to others. pg. 253

Perhaps that ... spoon. pg. 253

You're lucky ... epithets. pg. 254

He's in a mess ... Ballio. pg. 255

He's a wily ... the girl. pg. 256

Hold your ... order now. pg. 256

Upon my ... of me. pg. 257

He wasn't far ... you say. pg. 258

Is this true ... a thing. pg. 258

He's a worthless .. on me. pg. 258

You're going to .. villany deserves. pg. 259

Venus ... who do. pg. 259

He's only a ... to you. pg. 260

And have you ... you think. pg. 261

I suppose you ... scabbard. pg. 261

You're not going ... of him? pg. 263

But it was a ... pg. 264

Please, I beg ... I can take it. pg. 267

Shall we ... inviting them. pg. 268

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