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Aulularia; or, The Concealed Treasure

by Titus Maccius Plautus

The play is set in Athens and revolves around a miserly old man named Euclio who has discovered a large pot of gold buried in his house. The play follows Euclio's attempts to keep the treasure hidden from his greedy neighbors and relatives. The play is known for its humor and satire, and it is one of Plautus' most popular works. The characters are exaggerated and caricatured, with Euclio being the archetypal miser and the other characters being greedy and conniving. The play also pokes fun at the social customs and values of ancient Rome, such as the obsession with wealth and status. Despite being written over two thousand years ago, the play's themes and humor remain relevant and enjoyable to modern audiences. It has been adapted and translated into numerous languages and has been performed around the world. The play's enduring popularity is a testament to Plautus' skill as a playwright and his ability to create relatable characters and situations that still resonate with audiences today.

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Language

English

Original Language

Latin

Published In

2nd Century BC

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Titus Maccius Plautus commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. He wrote Palliat...

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