A Comedy - Pseudolus (Character list)

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Who is Pseudolus? Name meaning and point in the play?
Pseudolus is the main protagonist in the play, Pseudo (Latin) = False, Dolus (Greek) = Con/Trick, he is the one who sets all the action off
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Who is Polymachaeroplagides?
The Soldier who has bough Phonecium, we dont see him but hear lots about him
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Who is Calidorus?
The love-struck boy in the play - useless
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Who is Phonecium?
The one he is in love with, currently owned by a pimp
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Who is Simo?
Calidorus' father and neibour to the Pimp
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Who is Ballio?
The pimp who owns Phonecium
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What is special about the prologue in this play?
It is Plautus' shortest with only 3 lines,
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Many of Plautus' plays were...
based on greek plays or are direct translations,
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The plot and characters to this play have been compared to ____ characters.
Stock
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two faults of the play
full of repetition and loose ends
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What is the name given to the setting of this play by a British Scholar?
Plautinopolis
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Card 2

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Who is Polymachaeroplagides?

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The Soldier who has bough Phonecium, we dont see him but hear lots about him

Card 3

Front

Who is Calidorus?

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Card 4

Front

Who is Phonecium?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Who is Simo?

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