miles gloriosus

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mi·les glo·ri·o·sus

 (mē′lās glôr′ē-ō′səs)
n. pl. mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si (mē′lĭ-tās glôr′ē-ō′sē)
A bragging and often cowardly soldier, especially as a stock character in comedy.

[Latin mīles glōriōsus, after Mīles Glōriōsus, , a comedy by Plautus.]

miles gloriosus

(ˈmiːleɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsʊs)
n, pl milites gloriosi (ˈmiːlɪˌteɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsaɪ)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
[from the title of a comedy by Plautus]
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Noun1.miles gloriosus - a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)miles gloriosus - a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person
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Meanwhile, Pseudolus has to outsmart Hero's parents, the slave-master, Lycus, and the egocentric Captain who has already paid for Philia, Miles Gloriosus.
The cast includes Ken McClintock as Pseudolus, Phil Dempsey as Hero, Holly Edwards as Philia, Marti Byers as Domina, Howard Hummel as Senex, Chris Carwithen as Hysterium, Davis Smith as Miles Gloriosus and Jim Curtiss as Lycus.