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545 - MS verses, unattributed prologue and epilogue for Plautus' Amphitruo [produced at Westminster School 1704]; n.d.
Pw V 545/1
MS verse, unattributed prologue composed for Plautus' Amphitruo [performed at Westminster School 1704]; n.d.
Text consists of 18 lines in elegiac couplets.
This is a prologue specially written for Plautus' Amphitruo, performed at Westminster School (1704; for date see Pw V 545).
The text starts with the direction: 'Sosia loquitur'.
The text is headed by a quotation from Virgil, Eclogue 10.2: Neget quis carmina Gallo?
Title in printed text reads 'Prologus ad Amphitruonem'.
Title Of Work
First Line of Poem
In nova cum Divûm mutentur corpora formae,
Last Line of Poem
Et placida possit fronte sedere Cato.
education, schools, Westminster School
For details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, etc) of the MS in which this item appears see the entry for Pw V 545.
Lusus Westmonasterienses (1730) pp 219-20
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Dates of existence
Plautus; T. Maccius (c.250-184 BC); -; Roman dramatist
Vergilius Maro; P. (70-19 BC); Virgil; Roman poet
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