Antipholus of Syracuse lands in Ephesus with his servant, Dromio. He sends Dromio to an inn with their luggage and money. Antipholus, warned that Syracusans are not allowed in Ephesus, speaks of his search for his mother and his brother. He meets Dromio of Ephesus, who denies having been entrusted with any money and who scolds him for being late coming home to his wife to dinner. Antipholus beats him and sets out for the inn to find his money.