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Poenulus (literally "The Little Carthaginian ") is one of the surviving comedies by the Roman poet Plautus . It is written in Latin , but in the fifth act also contains a short passage supposedly in Punic , spoken by the Punic figure of Hanno, which still arouses interest in the piece in Semitic and philological terms. The dating of the piece is still controversial, but it is assumed that it was first performed about ten years after the end of the Second Punic War . It goes back to a Greek original that has not survived.

In the play, the Carthaginian merchant Hanno searches the Greek city of Kalydon for his daughters, who were kidnapped and sold into prostitution.


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