Studies in the Word-play in Plautus by Charles Jastrow MendelsohnStudies in the Word-play in Plautus by Charles Jastrow Mendelsohn

Studies in the Word-play in Plautus

byCharles Jastrow Mendelsohn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...KoXXa/3i£w, used by Pollux (9,129) in the meaning "to box on the ear." We should then have a name similar to that of the lorarius Colaphus of the Captivi, mentioned above, p. 57. This name would well become a ruffian. These names form a tantalizing series which serves to remind us how far we are from understanding Plautus as a Roman audience understood him. Next come names of women, which are extremely few in number. In Pseud. 658-659 Harpax says: II, A, c, y, Ego divortar extra portam huc in tabernam tertiam Apud anum illam doliarem, claudam, crassam Chrysidem. The name is evidently derived from the high charges of the old woman. The meaning of Casina in the play of that name is uncertain. Koenig139 proposes a derivation from /aurcra, "harlot," which would be perhaps a tell-tale name, though Casina is not a harlot; besides, we should then expect Cassina, a form found, in some MSS., in Paul. Fest. p. 61, 7. For other guesses see Koenig.140 The following two names are names of families, not II, A, c, 8. of individuals. In Aul. 369-370 Pythodicus satirizes the thievishness 138Leo gives no credit for this suggestion, and Koenig (p. 26) assigns it to Ritschl without further reference. ""pp. 25-26. "Y c. of cooks as a class by saying-they are of the race of "sons of thieves": Sed verba hic facio, quasi negoti nil siet, Rapacidarum ubi tantum sit in aedibus. In Capt. 277, when Philocrates, posing as Tyndarus, is asked by Hegio, quo de genere natust illic Philocrates? he replies Polyplusio141 (ttovs + TrXoucrios, "very rich," a name well in accord with that assigned to his father Then-saurochrysonicochrysides), quod genus illi est unum pollens atque honoratissumum. II, B. Geographical and ethnic names are frequently coined by Plautus for humorous...
Title:Studies in the Word-play in PlautusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217058728

ISBN - 13:9780217058728