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Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

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Titus Maccius Plautus (254?–184 BC) was the greatest Roman comedic playwright. His approximately 130 plays (of which some twenty survive in more or less complete form) present stock characters such as the crafty slave in plots involving love triangles, mistaken identities, and improbable resolutions. The Menaechmi inspired Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.