of the Old Latin
period. His comedies
are the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature
. He wrote Palliata comoedia
, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus
. The word Plautine (icon) is used to refer to Plautus's works or works similar to or influenced by his.
Not much is known about Titus Maccius Plautus' early life. It is believed that he was born in Sarsina
, a small town in Umbria in central Italy, in around 254 BC.
Oh, are not the pleasures in life, in this daily round, trifling compared with the pains!
Courage is the very best gift of all; courage stands before everything, it does, it does! It is what maintains and preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things: a man with courage has every blessing.
Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Nothing is more wretched than a guilty conscience.
Drink, live like the Greeks, eat, gorge.
Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours.
Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.
There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.