The engine of the palliata is the interplay of formulaic plots with stock characters. ... midwives, soldiers, bankers, cooks, and so on, its focus remains narrowly domestic rather than broadly civic, political, or religious. ... often that we can usefully consider it a formula (Frye 1957: 163, with caution), and even describe it in algebraic diagrams (Bettini 1982; Lowe 2007). ... legal action threatens the pimp; someone (a slave?) appears with money; the united lovers wed; applaud! ( Kleve 1996).
|Title||:||A Companion to Terence|
|Author||:||Antony Augoustakis, Ariana Traill|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2013-05-03|