Corpus ID: 193901647

Portrayals of the Virgo in Plautine Comedy

@inproceedings{Tran2016PortrayalsOT,
  title={Portrayals of the Virgo in Plautine Comedy},
  author={Cassandra Tran},
  year={2016}
}
  • Cassandra Tran
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • This thesis presents a literary study of three subtypes of the maiden stock character in Plautine Comedy: the silent virgo, the meretrix-virgo, and the virgo in transition. The comic maiden is remarkable in Roman Comedy, in that she is the female protagonist of most if not all of the plays in which she is a character, although she sometimes never appears onstage. The aim of this thesis is to investigate how the playwright manages and enrichens his portrayals of the virgo despite her limitations… CONTINUE READING

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