COMPLETE[PLAY]Phormio by Terence - thw

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Post by ToddHW » May 5th, 2020, 11:52 am

Phormio; or, The Scheming Parasite by Terence (c.195 BC - 159 BC). Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)

"Chremes and Demipho are two aged Athenians, brothers. Nausistrata, the wife of Chremes, is a wealthy woman, possessed of large estates in the island of Lemnos. Chremes, who goes thither yearly to receive the rents, meets with a poor woman there, whom he secretly marries, and has by her a daughter called Phanium: while engaged in this intrigue, Chremes passes at Lemnos by the name of Stilpho. By his wife, Nausistrata, at Athens, Chremes has a son, named Phædria, and his brother has a son, named Antipho." Got all that? And so now, "Phanium having now arrived at her fifteenth year, the two brothers privately agree that she shall be brought to Athens and married to Antipho."
( Translator and ToddHW)
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  • Here we go with the last of the plays by Terence. Boo hoo. Keeping up with this year's Oscars, it is about a scheming Parasite!

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      • Project Code: TeOb0Ris
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Terence) :
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 40
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      • Original publication date (if known): 200BC

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        Keywords that describe the book: farce, antiquity, parasite

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Post by bluechien » May 5th, 2020, 11:59 am

Can I claim "Naus."? :lol:
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Post by NemoR » May 5th, 2020, 12:07 pm

Dorio please! :D

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Post by alanmapstone » May 5th, 2020, 12:58 pm

Can I take Chremes? Aged Athenian again :hmm:
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Post by Kitty » May 5th, 2020, 1:06 pm

oh already launched ! Putting it on my DPL list before I hop into bed. And the role of Geta...I hope I will be up to the task.


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Post by WiltedScribe » May 5th, 2020, 1:17 pm

I'd like to play Antipho!
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 5th, 2020, 10:38 pm

You'd think that Chremes would've stopped at bigamy, but he actually took a third wife and hence committed trigonometry.

Hegio, please.

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Post by ToddHW » May 6th, 2020, 5:43 am

Trigonometry? Just like I did in In Chancery...!

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Post by Algy Pug » May 10th, 2020, 6:44 pm

Can I read the role of Demipho?

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Post by alanmapstone » May 11th, 2020, 3:20 pm

Algy Pug wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Can I read the role of Demipho?
Hi Algy! Looks like we are brothers on this one, a pair of aged Athenians 😸
Hope you are keeping safe and healthy.
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Post by adrianstephens » May 13th, 2020, 3:56 am

I'd like to play Phædria, thanks.
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