Phormio #5

Updated: 5/19/2020
Phormio #5

Storyboard Text

  • Why should I be patient? Am I getting any younger or more attractive now? What reason can you suggest why I should expect this won’t happen again in the future?
  • He didn’t do it out of disregard or dislike for you. The mother’s now dead and the source of irritation is no longer with us. So I beg you to be patient.
  • What are you saying?
  • Before you give Chremes an answer, Nausistrata, listen. I got 30 minas out of him by a trick and gave them to your son. He’s given them to a pimp to buy a mistress.
  • Does that seem shocking to you, when you have two wives?
  • To make my position clear, Chremes, I do not forgive you nor will I give you any answer before I’ve seen our son. I’ll leave everything for him to decide.
  • After him! Shut your mouth, Phormio!
  • Nausistrata, come out here! Nausistrata, I say!
  • Don’t believe anything he says.
  • Chremes, who is this fellow? What’s all this brawling, my dear husband?
  • Confound it!
  • In Lemnos, unknown to you, your husband married a wife. And from her he’s already had one daughter, while you were fast asleep!
  • By the immortal gods, what a wretched evil deed!