A Cranberry-Morpheme Joke in Plautus (Menaechmi 295)

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A Cranberry-Morpheme Joke in Plautus (Menaechmi 295)

in Mnemosyne


DaneseR. Alta cucina e cibo ‘mortuale’. La polemica culinaria nello ‘Pseudolus’: un problema socio-poetico RAL 1997 9a 8 499 533

de MeloW. Plautus 2011 Vol. 2 Cambridge, Mass.

FontaineM. Funny Words in Plautine Comedy 2010 New York/Oxford

GratwickA.S. Plautus Menaechmi 1993 Cambridge, U.K.

LHS LeumannM.HoffmannJ.SzantyrA. Lateinische Grammatik 1965-1977 Munich

SegalE. Four Comedies 1996 Oxford


See summarily Gratwick 1993145 on Men. 99 (melius ~ medicinam) and Danese 1997 529 n. 97; further examples in LHS 1 155-156 §162c and Fontaine 2010 245-246 where attention is drawn to Plautus’ play on drachumis ~ lacrumis in Pseudolus 100-102.


Fontaine 20109 and 227 lists these and other examples and references some contemporary with Plautus.

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