More than Terence, Plautus maintains a dramatic and ironical superiority over his characters.
What if Plautus, in the account of Hercules, mistaketh nativity for conception?
He goes on, and pleads the Authorities of Plautus, and Terence.
No translation of any other play of Plautus appeared before.
Did Plautus himself suffer from any illusion that his plays were constructed with cogent and consummate technique?
And must not the vigor, from what we have seen, have been intensified in Plautus?
Plautus in the Alling free and colloquial translations was enormously funny.
The St. is an apt illustration of the probable workings of Plautus' mind.
In Roman comedy he had only two names known to him to choose from; he took Terence, not Plautus.
The same may be said of genteel comedy, modelled on Plautus and Terence.