Miles Gloriosus, or The Braggart Captain

Supposed to have been written by Priscian, the Grammarian.

A Captain carries off to Ephesus a Courtesan from Athens. While his servant is intending to tell this to his master, her lover, who is an Ambassador abroad, he himself is captured at sea, and is given as a present to the same Captain. The servant sends for his master from Athens, and cleverly makes a hole in the party wall, common to the two houses, that it may be possible for the two lovers secretly to meet. Wandering about, her keeper sees them from the tiles, but he is played a trick upon, as though it were another person. Palaestrio, too, as well persuades the Captain to have his mistress dismissed, since the wife of the old man, his neighbour, wishes to marry him. He begs that she will go away of her own accord and gives her many things. He, himself, caught in the house of the old man, receives punishment as an adulterer.

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Miles Gloriosus, or The Braggart Captain by The Comedies of Plautus. Henry Thomas Riley. London. G. Bell and Sons. 1912. Digitized by Perseus Digital Library, Tufts University, oved to Pressbooks by Ryerson Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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