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Adelphi: or, The Brothers

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Adelphi: or, The Brothers by Terence is a thought-provoking and powerful play that delves into the complexities of family relationships, loyalty, and forgiveness. The plot revolves around two brothers, Demea and Micio, who have differing approaches to raising their sons and handling their personal lives. The characters are well-developed and their interactions are both engaging and realistic.

Terence's writing is clever and insightful, making the reader question their own beliefs and values. The play also touches on themes of class divide, morality, and the consequences of one's actions. The dialogue is sharp and witty, adding to the overall enjoyment of the story.

Overall, Adelphi: or, The Brothers is a timeless piece of literature that continues to resonate with audiences today. It is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the intricacies of human relationships and the complexities of family dynamics.

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"Micio and Demea are two brothers of dissimilar tempers. Demea is married, and lives a country life, while his brother remains single, and resides in Athens." Things quickly get a bit messy with hushed-up debauchery, kidnapping/elopement/theft of a slave, general carousing, and marriage nuptials - the usual for the day perhaps, except that: "The Play concludes with a serious warning from Demea, who advises his relatives not to squander their means in riotous living; but, on the contrary, to bear admonition and to submit to restraint in a spirit of moderation and thankfulness." - Summary by The Translator Cast list: Demea, Brother, aged Athenian: Max Körlinge Micio, Brother, aged Athenian: Adam Bielka Hegio, an aged Athenian, kinsman of Sostrata: Ethan Hurst Æschinus, son of Demea, adopted by Micio: Tomas Peter Ctesipho, another son of Demea: Shashank Jakhmola Sannio, a Procurer: Son of the Exiles Geta, servant of Sostrata: ToddHW Parmeno, servant of Micio: Devorah Allen Syrus, servant of Micio: alanmapstone Dromo, servant of Micio: Devorah Allen Pamphila, a young woman beloved by Æschinus: Lydia Sostrata, a widow, mother of Pamphila: KHand Canthara, a Nurse: Eva Davis Stage Directions: Sonia Edited: ToddHW

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