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The language of the cantica of Plautus

Brazil, Wendy Marelle Harley


This thesis began as a study to support the theory that "poetic" language, such as it is in Plautus, occurs mainly in the cantica and a comparison was to be drawn between the "poetic" and non-"poetic" areas of the plays. The basis for the study was created from a word-by- word analysis of all the solo cantica, or more exactly the mutatis modis cantica which are the equivalent of arias as opposed to the chanted recitative passages in unvarying iambic or trochaic metres. Once the task was...[Show more]

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Date published: 1969
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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