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Funny words in Plautine comedy

Author: Michael Fontaine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining textual and literary evidence, this book argues that many Plautine jokes, puns, and names of characters were misunderstood in antiquity. By examining the comedian's tendency to make up and  Read more...

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Named Person: Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus; Titus Maccius Plautus; Tito Maccio Plauto; Tito Maccio Plauto
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fontaine
ISBN: 9780195341447 0195341449
OCLC Number: 305413811
Description: xvi, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Verba perplexabilia --
Parapraxis and parachesis --
Equivocation and other ambiguities --
Innuendo and the audience --
Double entendre --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael Fontaine.
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Every reader of this work will find out for himself what to accept, what to doubt and what to refuse. But all the scholars who are interested in Plautine comedy should read this innovative book. Read more...

 
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