The very willingness with which she performed these duties, the cheerfulness with which she bore her reverses, and the kindness which withheld her from imputing the smallest blame to him, were all perverted by this ingenious self-tormentor
into further aggravations of his sufferings.
Terentius Afer, known in English as Terence--The Woman from Andros, The Self-Tormentor
, The Eunuch, Phormio, The Mother-in-Law, and The Brothers--dating from the period 166- 160 BC.
The actor is bearish but not blustery, a cerebral self-tormentor
rather than a big, angry, open wound.