Horribilicribrifax , founded on the miles gloriosus of Plautus, is a rather laboured attack on pedantry.
Plautus also alludes to this usage, when, in his "miles gloriosus," act iv.
The miles gloriosus reappeared in professional bravi and captains of mercenaries.
The miles gloriosus of Latin comedy reappeared in him, and helped to mould the modern type.
He is the miles gloriosus of antiquity, except that in place of being cowardly he is vicious.
Any one aspiring to play the part of a Lothario—as in the miles gloriosus—is made an object both of punishment and ridicule.