An exclamatory passage in a classical drama, typically addressed to an absent person or personified thing (Noun).
Ancient Greek city, located in present-day Italy (Noun).
Ancient Greek city in modern Corfu. Was also known as Dyrrachium during the Roman period (Noun).
Go somewhere indirectly, Meander (Verb).
A poor person, Indigent (Adjective).
A parasite is an organism which relies on another organism for living. In the classical Greco-Roman period, rich people had flatterers around them who were entirely dependent for their livelihood on their mentor. Parasites, or Parasitus in Latin, were stock characters in the comedies of Plautus, like Parasitus Medicus and Parasitus Piger.
Prostitute (Archaic, Noun).
Fabricate, Devise, Invent (Verb).
Mishandle, Mismanage, Mess up (Verb).
A Trojan hero of the Greek mythologies, son of Tros of Dardania (Noun).
Greek mythological character, mortal lover of Aphrodite (Noun).
Speculation, Guess, Presumption (Noun).
Wisdom, Judiciousness (Noun).
Belt, Strap, Waistband (Noun).
Erstwhile currency of Greece (Noun).
Magnificent, Majestic, Imposing (Adjective).
Brief, Succinct (Adjective).
Capricious, Volatile, Erratic (Adjective).
Malicious, Wicked, Spiteful (Adjective). c.f. Shakespeare: “As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; / They kill us for their sport” (King Lear).
Light rowing boat (Noun).
Mistress, Paramour (Archaic, Noun).
Excessive, Prohibitive, Extortionate (Adjective).
Coarseness, Rudeness, Impoliteness (Noun).
An epic device, common in Homer, in which gods invent the course the action of the drama and thereby change the fates of the characters involved.
A conservative person (Noun).
The Brothers Menaechmus Questions and Answers
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