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    Ancient Roman comic dramatists

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    • Dorsennus

    • Fabius Dorsennus (also spelled Dossennus or Dossenus) was a thespian and author of Atellan Farce in Ancient Rome, known for his careless performances. According to Seneca his epitaph was: "Halt, stranger, and understand Dossennus' wisdom". There is some confusion regarding this figure from ancient Roman theater. I ... Read »


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    • Gaius Maecenas Melissus

    • Gaius Maecenas Melissus (/məˈlɪsəs/; fl. 1st century AD) was one of the freedmen of Gaius Maecenas, the noted Roman Augustan patron of the arts. His primary importance for Latin literature is that he invented his own form of comedy known as the "fabula trabeata" (tales of the knights). The genre did not pro ... Read »


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    • Gnaeus Naevius

    • Gnaeus Naevius (/ˈniːviəs/; c. 270 – c. 201 BC) was a Roman epic poet and dramatist of the Old Latin period. He had a notable literary career at Rome until his satiric comments delivered in comedy angered the Metelli family, one of whom was consul. After a sojourn in prison he recanted and was set free ... Read »


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    • Quintus Novius

    • Quintus Novius (fl. 30 BC), Roman dramatist, composer of Atellanae Fabulae (Atellan Fables). His efforts seem to have been directed towards giving literary dignity to this form of drama without diminishing their popular character and traditional cast of characters. He is known to have written his works around the same ... Read »


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    • Plautus

    • Bust of Plautus
      Born c. 254 BC
      Sarsina, Italy Died 184 BC
      Rome, Italy Nationality Roman Information Period Ancient Rom" >
    • Plautus

      Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254 – 184 BC), commonly known as Plautus, was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest Latin literary works to have survived in their entirety. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus. The word ... Read »


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    • Lucius Pomponius

    • Lucius Pomponius (fl. c. 90 BC or earlier) was a Roman dramatist. Called Bononiensis (“native of Bononia” (i.e. Bologna), Pomponius was a writer of Atellanae Fabulae (Atellan Fables), and a near contemporary of Quintus Novius. Pomponius was the first to give artistic dignity to the Atellan Fables by making th ... Read »


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    • Caecilius Statius

    • Statius Caecilius, also known as Caecilius Statius (/sɪˈsiːliəs ˈsteɪʃiəs/; c. 220 BC – c. 166 BC), was a Roman comic poet. A contemporary and intimate friend of Ennius, he was born in the territory of the Insubrian Gauls, probably in Mediolanum, and was probably taken as a prisoner to ... Read »


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    • Terence

    • Publius Terentius Afer (/təˈrɛnʃiəs, -ʃəs/; c. 195/185 – c. 159? BC), better known in English as Terence (/ˈtɛrəns/), was a Roman playwright during the Roman Republic, of Berber descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170–160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman ... Read »


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    • Titus Quinctius Atta

    • Titus Quinctius Atta (died 77 BC) was a Roman comedy writer, and, like Titinius and Afranius, was distinguished as a writer of fabulae togatae, national comedies. He had the reputation of being a vivid delineator of character, especially female. He also seems to have published a collection of epigrams. The scanty frag ... Read »


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