The purpose of this thesis is to give a clear picture of the
role of the slaves in Terence's plays.
Roman Comedy presents us, in general, with a world whose hero
is the slave. He provides much of the action and the humour of the
play. So the slave as a character is indispensable.
Though Terence and Pleutus differ in aim and thought, a
comparison between them does help us to form an idea about
Terence's displaying of his characters.