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Plautus

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Second edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780198706779
Published online November 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191778483
Plautus

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author of fabulae palliatae (‘dramas in a Greek cloak’) between c.205 and 184 bc; plays by Plautus are the earliest Latin works to have survived complete. The precise form of his name is uncertain, and in any case each element of it may have been a nickname (see ...

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Subjects: Classical History

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