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Casina

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  • Conseruam uxorem duo conserui expetunt.
  • Alium senex allegat, alium filius.
  • Senem adiuuat sors, uerum decipitur dolis.
  • Ita ei subicitur pro puella seruolus
  • Nequam, qui dominum mulcat atque uilicum.
  • Adulescens ducit ciuem Casinam cognitam.
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Casina

Casina

Plot Summary

Two fellow slaves are keen to marry a fellow slave girl. Their old master commissions one, his son the other. The lot favors the old man, but he is deceived by tricks. A wicked slave is palmed off on him instead of the girl. He beats up his master and the overseer. The young master marries Casina after she is recognized as a citizen.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.plautus-casina.2011