Eunuchus: The Eunuch

Terence (c.195 BC - 159 BC)
Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)

Another of the plays by Terence translated from the Latin by Riley. "A certain citizen of Athens had a daughter named Pamphila, and a son called Chremes. The former was stolen while an infant, and sold to a Rhodian merchant, who having made a present of her to a Courtesan of Rhodes, she brought her up with her own daughter Thais, who was somewhat older." (From Translator summary)

Hmmm, so kidnapping and slavery to start off; then there will be eunuchs and rape before the play ends. And it is a comedy?! Ah, well, it was 200BC. Times and opinions (thank goodness) have changed at least a bit since then.
- Summary by ToddHW


Cast list:

Laches, an aged Athenian: Jim Locke

Phædria, his son: Aaron White

Chærea, his son: Tomas Peter

Antipho, a young man, friend of Chærea: Campbell Schelp

Chremes, a young man, brother of Pamphila: Owen Cook

Thraso, a boastful Captain: alanmapstone

Gnatho, a Parasite: ToddHW

Parmeno, servant of Phædria: KHand

Sanga, cook to Thraso: Sandra Schmit

Dorus, a Eunuch slave: Frédéric Surget

Thais, a Courtesan: Foon

Pythias, her attendant: Sonia

Dorias, her attendant: Leanne Yau

Sophrona, a nurse: Leanne Yau

Stage Directions: Larry Wilson

Edited By: ToddHW

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:19:49
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:20:28
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:22:54
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:24:22
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:30:05