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  1. a comedy (c200 b.c.) by Plautus.
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Examples from the Web for amphitruo

Historical Examples of amphitruo

  • Amphitruo, a tragicomoedia, the only play of Plautus of the kind.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

    George Middleton

  • I am the renowned Amphitruo, whose slave is Sosia; you know, the fellow that turns into Mercury at will.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

    Wilton Wallace Blancke

  • But the most remarkable evidence is in the Amphitruo,754 where Jupiter and Mercurius are among the dramatis personae.

  • There are none of the plays of Plautus which it is so difficult to criticise from a modern point of view as the 'Amphitruo.'

  • The sub-plot, in this case a duplication of the plot, was suggested by a part of the Amphitruo of Plautus.

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield