The Medieval Reception of Plautus's Aulularia: Querolus and Vitalis Blesensis

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This chapter provides an overview of the medieval reception of Plautus's Aulularia in the anonymous play Querolus and in the Aulularia by Vitalis Blesensis, and the extent of adaptation that characterizes these works. Major alterations to the Plautine play appear in the changes made to the original materials, the deletion or elision of scenes deemed unnecessary, their replacement by new scenes, and finally, a thematic shift toward issues philosophically and morally relevant to each period.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Plautus
EditorsGeorge Fredric Franko, Dorota Dutsch
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118958018
ISBN (Print)9781118957981
StatePublished - 2020


  • Middle Ages
  • Aulularia
  • Querolus
  • Vitalis Blesensis
  • Rutilius Namatianus
  • Lar Familiaris
  • Euclio
  • Mandrogerus
  • Sardana


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