Plautus, The Little Carthaginian

LCL 260: 18-19

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Plautus

Personae

  • AGORASTOCLES adulescens
  • MILPHIO seruos
  • ADELPHASIVM puella
  • ANTERASTILIS puella
  • LYCVS leno
  • ANTAMYNIDES miles
  • ADVOCATI
  • COLLYBISCVS uilicus
  • SYNCERASTVS seruos
  • HANNO Poenus
  • GIDDENIS nutrix
  • PVER
  • ANCILLA

Scaena

Calydone
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Poenulus

Characters

  • AGORASTOCLES a young man; Carthaginian by birth, Calydonian by upbringing
  • MILPHIO a slave; works for Agorastocles
  • ADELPHASIUM a girl; Carthaginian slave of Lycus, loved by Agorastocles
  • ANTERASTILIS a girl; Adelphasium’s sister
  • LYCUS a pimp; a newcomer in the city of Calydon
  • ANTAMYNIDES a soldier; interested in Anterastilis
  • ADVOCATES1 litigious freedmen siding with Agorastocles
  • COLLYBISCUS an overseer; works for Agorastocles
  • SYNCERASTUS a slave; works for Lycus, but dislikes him
  • HANNO a Carthaginian; father of Adelphasium and Anterastilis
  • GIDDENIS a nurse; abducted long ago together with Adelphasium and her sister
  • SLAVE BOY son of Giddenis, belongs to Hanno
  • SLAVE GIRL belongs to Lycus, accompanies Adelphasium and Anterastilis to the temple

Staging

The stage represents a street in Calydon. The house of Lycus is on the left, that of Agorastocles on the right. The street leads to the city center on the right and to the temple of Venus and the harbor on the left.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.plautus-little_carthaginian.2012