Menander and Plautus : A Comparison
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The stock characters that appear in Menander's work influenced Plautus, who took the characters and formed them into something original and Roman. In the following paper The author discusses the stock characters that Menander developed, chiefly in the Dyskolos, which survives almost intact, then compares these characters to those in the works of Plautus, and discusses the similarities and differences between each author. Finally, the author compares Menander's Dis Exapaton and Plautus' Bacchides.