Plautus, Epidicus

LCL 61: 328-329

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Actvs I i. i: Epidicvs. Thesprio
epi

heus, adulescens!

thes

quis properantem me reprehendit pallio?

epi

familiaris.

thes

fateor, nam odio es nimium familiariter.

epi

respice uero, Thesprio.

thes

oh, Epidicumne ego conspicor?

5
epi

satis recte oculis uteris.

thes

salue.

epi

di dent quae uelis. uenire saluom gaudeo.

thes

quid ceterum?

epi

quod eo assolet: cena tibi dabitur.

thes

spondeo—

epi

quid?

thes

—me accepturum, si dabis.

9
epi

quid tu agis? ut uales?

9a
thes

exemplum adesse intellego.

9b
epi

eugae!

10corpulentior uidere atque habitior.
thes

huic gratia.

11
epi

quam quidem te iam diu 11aperdidisse oportuit.

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Epidicus

Act One

Enter THESPRIO from the left, clearly in a rush, followed by

epi

Hey there, young man! (grabs his cloak from behind)

thes

Who is holding me back by my cloak when I’m in a rush?

epi

One of the family.

thes

I admit it: you’re being tedious in a very familiar way.

epi

But do look back, Thesprio.

thes

(turning round) Oh, do I see Epidicus?

epi

Your eyesight is pretty normal.5

thes

Hello.

epi

May the gods give you what you wish for. I’m happy you’ve returned safely.

thes

What about the rest?

epi

What’s normally added to this: you’ll be given a dinner.

thes

I promise—

epi

(interrupting) What?

thes

—to accept if you give me one.1

epi

How are you? Are you well?

thes

I realize that my model is here.

epi

Excellent! You seem stouter and heavier.10

thes

Thanks to this one (lifts up his left hand).

epi

You ought to have lost it long ago.2

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.plautus-epidicus.2011