Plautus, The Rope

LCL 260: 402-403

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Plautus

Personae

  • ARCTVRVS prologus
  • SCEPARNIO seruos
  • PLESIDIPPVS adulescens
  • DAEMONES senex
  • PALAESTRA mulier
  • AMPELISCA mulier
  • PTOLEMOCRATIA sacerdos Veneris
  • PISCATORES
  • TRACHALIO seruos
  • LABRAX leno
  • CHARMIDES senex
  • LORARII
  • GRIPVS piscator
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Rudens

Characters

ARCTURUS speaker of the prologue; brightest star in the constellation Boötes, which caused a storm the night before our play

SCEPARNIO a slave; insolent, works for Daemones

PLESIDIPPUS a young man; an Athenian in love with Palaestra

DAEMONES an old man; an Athenian of noble character

PALAESTRA a woman; slave of Labrax, turns out to be the daughter of Daemones

AMPELISCA a woman; slave of Labrax and companion of Palaestra

PTOLEMOCRATIA priestess of Venus; a kind, elderly woman

FISHERMEN poor people who provide Trachalio with information

TRACHALIO a slave; works for Plesidippus

LABRAX a pimp; thoroughly disreputable

CHARMIDES an old man; business partner of Labrax, of the same character

SLAVES WITH ROPES work for Daemones

GRIPUS a fisherman; slave of Daemones

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.plautus-rope.2012