Facts about Plautus

Summary

Plautus (born as Titus Maccius Plautus in Sarsina, Umbria, died in Rome) was a famous Playwright from Rome, who lived between 254 BC and 184 BC.

Biography

Titus Maccius Plautus, often simply referred to as Plautus was a Roman playwright and comedy writer.

Plautus' comedies are among the earliest intact works in Latin literature, and they are the main source of the so-called archaic latin. He is believed to have written 130 pieces, of which 20 are preserved, including The boastful soldier, the avaricious and the Haunted House.

Plautus was one of the earliest pioneers in musical theater. His genre called new comedy, and the pieces are written in a Greek context. It's psychological intrigue comedies, character pieces where the characters often stand in contradiction to each other. It is often adaptations of Greek originals pieces where Plautus including has added more humor to the piece.

More later European comedy writers, including Molière and Ludvig Holberg, was inspired by Plautus.

Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Plautus.

Related authors: Terence, Moliere

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plautus

Famous quotes by Plautus (43)


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"Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend"
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"Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability"
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"No blessing lasts forever"
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"There's no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it's only a question of comparative badness, brother"
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"If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice"
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"I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within"
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"Good merchandise, even hidden, soon finds buyers"
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"A contented mind is the best source for trouble"
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"Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome"
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"Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies"
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"For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent"
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"Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life"
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"Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things"
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"Courage in danger is half the battle"
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"Courage easily finds its own eloquence"
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"Conquered, we conquer"
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"Bad conduct soils the finest ornament more than filth"
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"A word to the wise is enough"
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"A mouse never entrusts his life to only one hole"
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"A mouse does not rely on just one hole"
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"I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism"
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"How great in number are the little minded men"
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"He whom the gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound"
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"He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense"
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"'He means well' is useless unless he does well"
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"The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture"
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"No guest is so welcome in a friend's house that he will not become a nuisance after three days"
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"Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt"
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"Persevere in virtue and diligence"
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"The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money"
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"Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know"
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"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words"
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"Let deeds match words"
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"Laws are subordinate to custom"
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"Keep what you have; the known evil is best"
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"It well becomes a young man to be modest"
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"It is well for one to know more than he says"
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"Where there are friends there is wealth"
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"This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler"
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"Things we do not expect, happen more frequently than we wish"
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"The evil that we know is best"
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"Your wealth is where your friends are"
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"You must spend money to make money"


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