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Terence (c. 190—159 bc) Roman comic dramatist

Plautus (c. 254—184 bc) Roman comic dramatist

Menander (c. 342—292 bc) Greek dramatist

Gnaeus Naevius (c. 270—201 bc)

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A word used by modern scholars to express the procedure of Terence (and perhaps Plautus) in incorporating material from another Greek play into the primary play which he was adapting. ...

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