Comedic Devices in Plautus' 'Pseudolus'

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Verbal Humour
"to be on their guard against me...and not to trust a word I say" -Pseudolus
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Parody
"I'm suffering under the tyranny of Venus" -Calidorus
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Repetition
"Ah, me!" -Pseudolus
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Farce
"I've got eyes like pumic stones; can't squeeze a drop out of them" -Pseudolus
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Dramatic Irony
"I've caught him in the act now, haven't I" -Ballio
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Stereotyping
"Polymachaeroplagides" -Ballio
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Pun
"Ballio will be...ballistically destroyed" -Pseudolus / "We don't want any of your harpacity here" -Pseudolus
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Oxymoron
"Me? Get money out of you?" -Pseudolus
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Satire
"You can object till you're blue in the face" -Callipho
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Visual/Verbal Humour
"You...wicked man!" -Calidorus, "Correct" -Ballio
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Card 2

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"I'm suffering under the tyranny of Venus" -Calidorus

Back

Parody

Card 3

Front

"Ah, me!" -Pseudolus

Back

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Card 4

Front

"I've got eyes like pumic stones; can't squeeze a drop out of them" -Pseudolus

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

"I've caught him in the act now, haven't I" -Ballio

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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