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Ennianista


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Ennius (239—169 bc) Roman epic poet and dramatist

 

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Self-description of entertainer who gave a well-received public reading of Ennius at Puteoli (Aulus Gellius Noctes Atticae 18. 5); if modelled on performances by Homeristae, it included action. The story attests Ennius' widespread popularity in the 2nd cent. ad.

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