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Epilogue of the ‘Captives’

By Plautus (c. 254–184 B.C.)

Translation of William Cranston Lawton

THIS our comedy, spectators, is for honest morals made.

No love-making is there in it, nor a love intrigue at all.

No false fathering of children, nor embezzlement of money.

Rarely do the poets fashion such a comedy as this,

Where the good are rendered better….