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"Amphitruo" a.k.a. "Amphitryon" is a Latin play for the early Roman theatre by playwright Titus Maccius Plautus. It is Plautus’ only play on a mythological subject; he refers to it as a tragicomoedia in the prologue. It includes Amphitryon’s jealous and confused reaction to Alcmena’s seduction by Jupiter, and ends with the birth of Hercules.

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Google previewThe Quarterly Review (1891)

by William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir John Murray (IV), William Smith, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle)

Amphitruo is a general of the old Roman type, brave, strict, law-abiding. In painting him Plautus must have...

Google previewThe Original Element in Plautus

The Amphitruo is a different type of play, but no less vigorous and striking. We have already estimated its originality and its conformity in details to ...

Google previewThe Death of Comedy (2009)

by Erich Segal

219 Plautus' Amphitruo is a bittersweet comedy— in fact more THE DEATH OF COMEDY.

Google previewThe Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama (2005)

by John E. Thorburn

In addition to including a unique, humorous dramatization of a mythological event , Amphitruo is an atypical Roman comedy with no fathers or pimps to be tricked, no lovesick men, no quest to...

Google previewApuleius and Drama (2006)

The Ass on Stage by Regine May

Amphitruo is an interesting parallel since this play also involves the change (metamorphosis) of imagines, cf.

Google previewPerformative Plautus (2015)

Sophistics, Metatheater and Translation by Rodrigo Tadeu Gonçalves

The Amphitruo is a very special instance of Plautine art. As has already been pointed out, the genre of the comoedia palliata was very conventional in terms of the kinds of characters, plots, setting, etc. The code of the palliata was very strict, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia britannica (1910)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

are relatively of slight importance; they consist of one of the many modern versions of the Amphitruo, and of two other comedies, of which the earlier (Filodemo) was acted ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3P3H4I1T1R1U1O1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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