Date of Award

Spring 1943

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Foreign Languages and Literatures


The use of address is so common that the nations of all times have developed stereotyped formulas, or at least conventional practices, for such addresses. How far does this hold for the Romans? The general style and character of Plautus's plays suggest that they offer good material for the study of such practices. It is the aim of this dissertation to discover what can be learned from Plautus's plays about the use of address in Latin at the time these plays were written...



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