The Captiva and the Mostellaria

The Captiva and the Mostellaria

by Titus Maccius Plautus
     
 
These two captives (pointing to PHILOCRATES and TYNDARUS), whom you see standing here, are standing here because--they are both [1] standing, and are not sitting. That I am saying this truly, you are my witnesses. The old man, who lives here (pointing to HEGIO's house), is Hegio--his father (pointing to TYNDARUS). But under what circumstances he is the slave of his

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These two captives (pointing to PHILOCRATES and TYNDARUS), whom you see standing here, are standing here because--they are both [1] standing, and are not sitting. That I am saying this truly, you are my witnesses. The old man, who lives here (pointing to HEGIO's house), is Hegio--his father (pointing to TYNDARUS). But under what circumstances he is the slave of his own father, that I will here explain to you, if you give attention. This old man had two sons; a slave stole one child when four years old, and flying hence, be sold him in Elis [2], to the father of this captive (pointing to PHILOCRATES). Now, do you understand this? Very good. I' faith, that man at a distance [3] there (pointing) says, no. Come nearer then. If there isn't room for you to sit down, there is for you to walk; since you'd be compelling an actor to bawl like a beggar [4]. I'm not going to burst myself for your sake, so don't you be mistaken. You who are enabled by your means to pay your taxes [5], listen to the rest [6]; I care not to be in debt to another.

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ISBN-13:
2940015971590
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
01/26/2013
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