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A Rough Guide to Insult in Plautus

  title={A Rough Guide to Insult in Plautus},
  author={Hans Bork},
Author(s): Bork, Hans | Advisor(s): Richlin, Amy | Abstract: This dissertation examines how abuse-language and insults function in the plays of Plautus. Existing work on insults in Plautus is largely taxonomic, with small attention to the dynamics of insult among characters or to how insults are construed within the plays. Plautus is one of the most important Latin authors, and insult is a bedrock feature of his comic style. Moreover, every type of character in Plautus’ plays—from slaves to…