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Excerpt from The Ancient: Editions of Plautus<br><br>Editors suppose this couplet to be a mere fragment, the rest having been lost. I do not see why it should not be the whole prologue. The opening scene, one of the cleverest and liveliest in Plautus, explains the whole situa tion clearly enough, and Plautus probably never wrote a prologue for the play. The Revival' stage-manager would wish to announce -to his audience as brieﬂy as possible that an old favourite was being te-staged. The expression 'plautina longa fabula' is noticeable in view of the frequent curtailment of scenes in the Revival' text.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.