Plautus, Titus Maccius
(2,241 words)

b. ca. 250 BC in Sarsina (Umbria);

d. 184 BC;

important Roman comic playwright.


A corpus of 21 comedies, with approximately 21,500 verses, is transmitted under the name of Plautus. This corresponds exactly with…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Plautus, Titus Maccius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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