playwright from Carthage who was originally a slave. His
plays were more refined than those of his contemporary,
Plautus. He preferred to rework Greek classics, like those
of Menander. He also preferred gentle humor, not the coarse,
broad humor of Plautus. Few of his plays survive.
The works and world of the great comic playwright come alive
at this site.
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.
on the Web:
Read about the life of the comic writer.
and His Plays
This theater history site focuses on the plays and the world
in which they were written.
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