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As três moedas (Trinummus)

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Ensaios ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789892608976 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-0898-3 Language: Portuguese
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Trinummus is another fabula palliata by Plautus. Enriched by the art of the Latin author, the result was too tedious and very elitist, compared to what usually characterized the Plautine comic. Through stock characters of fixed social types (e.g. the old, the Young, the slaves), several cultural themes are analyzed, such as friendship, morality, loyalty, money. Thus, the senex Charmides, whose assets were in danger because of the conduct of his son, Lesbonicus, leaves Athens. Meanwhile, his young son and daughter were trusted to his friend Callicles, as well as his house. Secretly, Callicles told Charmides about the treasure buried in his home. However, Charmides was in a dilemma, between keeping the secret of his friend and avoiding the dissolute spirit of Lesbonicus. Using his father’s journey to his own profit, the youngster put the house for sale. Therefore, Callicles felt the moral obligation of purchasing it. Lisiteles involuntarily made the situation worse, because of his intention to marry Lesbonicus’ sister. The proposal required a dowry, which constituted a problem to Lesbonicus and to Callicles. This senior, wrongly judged both socially (cf. Megaronides), and privately (cf. Charmides, who had returned from his trip), was finally thanked and praised, when all the facts were acknowledged.

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Friendship --- fidelity --- appearance --- truth --- adolescence --- treasure

Philogelos (O Gracejador)

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Textos ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789897210471 Year: Pages: 98 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-721-048-8 Language: Portuguese
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Sofrimentos de Amor

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Textos ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789892610269 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1027-6 Language: Portuguese
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The Love Stories of Parthenius is the only wholly extant work of this author. This selection of Hellenistic prose includes 36 short mythological stories dedicated to the poet Cornelius Gallus. This valuable example illustrates the influence of Greek Mythography in late Republican and Augustan Rome. The mythological and pseudo-historical stories on the subject of love suffering (Erotica Pathemata) are presented as summarized sentimental episodes extracted from several Greek authors, generally acknowledged by Parthenius. Other themes such as hospitality, betrayal, secrecy, suicide, romantic love and sexual passion, incest, pedophilia, same-sex desire or necrophilia are also discussed.

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Mythology --- Love --- Suffering --- Neoteric

Metamorfoses (Μεταμορφώσεων Συναγωγή)

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Textos ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789892614304 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1431-1 Language: Portuguese
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This work of Antoninus Liberalis, single specimen of this Greek poet of the Late Antiquity, follows the traditional expedient of metamorphoses. In simple Greek, the forty one small mythological episodes are a pragmatic trend imposed on a literature that is supposed to preclude immediate, condensing and quick read. Despite the stylistic simplicity, if any material provided by the author follows an old mythological tradition, Antoninus innovates and introduces his creative genius, considering the literary collection of classical antiquity that survived to the present day. The small originalities introduced would glow in later times, which, to our delight, wouldn’t let fall the author name in oblivion.

A comédia do fantasma ('Mostellaria')

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Ensaios ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789892608952 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-0896-9 Language: Portuguese
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In this comedy of deception and conflict of values, the young Philolaches, taking advantage of the absence of the father, became indebted due to the parties he has hosted and the purchase of his beloved courtesan. The unexpected return of the senex requires the ingenious scheme of the slave Tranio. Once given the news that the house was haunted, the money loaned from the usurer was justified, to purchase the house of the neighbor. After all the scenes of quid pro quo were clarified, Callidamates, a friend of Philolaches, conveys the comedy to a happy ending - after stabilizing the situation, arguing that the money will be restored, the senex Theopropides gives his forgiveness.

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