A rivalidade pai/filho no Mercator de Plauto

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    Abstract

    The story of Plautus’ Mercator is centred on the fierce competition between father (Demipho) and son (Charinus) for young courtesan Pasicompsa. In this study we attempt to show that the theme of love rivalry, though not original, is dealt with in Mercator under a new light. The approach is less hilarious and burlesque if one compares it to Asinaria and Casina, for instance, and it even discloses a serious and reflexive tone by the end of the play.
    Original languagePortuguese
    Pages (from-to)41-73
    Number of pages33
    JournalÁgora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • Comedy
    • Plautus
    • Mercator
    • Father/son rivalry

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