Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Rape. 1. Rapes which lead to marriage of rapist and victim. 2. Rapes whose revelation allows marriage of victim's daughter. 3. Premarital rapes. 4. Characteristics of the rape motif in New Comedy. 5. Sources of the rape motif in New Comedy. 6. Terence's Eunuchus (The Eunuch).
3. Mothers and daughters. 1. Liaisons ending in marriage of the young woman with her lover. 2. Liaisons not ending in marriage of the young woman with her lover. 3. Liaisons as background to the play. 4. Liaisons refused or denied.
4. Slavers and slaves. 1. Some background. 2. Plays ending in marriage. 3. Plays that do not end in marriage. 4. Menander's Epitrepontes (The Arbitration).
5. Independent women. 1. The plays. When A Young Man Falls in Love is an arresting and important book, which poses important questions about the dramatic portrayal of women in the Roman world.