fabula palliata

any of the Roman comedies that were translations or adaptations of Greek New Comedy. The name derives from the pallium, the Latin name for the ... [4 related articles]
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Fabula palliata

The name comes from the pallium, a small cape traditionally worn by the actors who performed in this type of play, in imitation of the himation worn by Greek actors. ==Definition and history of the concept== Knowledge of the genre comes from a 1st-century BC literary critic named Volcacius Sedigitus, of whom nothing is known except his report in A...
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