Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This article reveals eight heretofore undiscussed puns on the pimp’s name, Lucus (from Λύκος, “Mr. Wolf”). Three of these puns were original to Alexis, author of the Greek comedy Plautus used as a model for Poenulus. Five puns, however, are originals ascribable to the Umbrian. Of these, four are crucial to our understanding of the entrapment scheme whereby Lucus is enticed to commit robbery.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9234
Print ISSN
0009-8418
Pages
pp. 485-501
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-11
Open Access
No
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