Terentius Afer, Publius (Terence)
(1,940 words)

b. 185 (or 195) BC in Carthage;

d. 159 or 158 BC;

important Roman comic playwright.


The six extant comedies represent Terence’s complete work. Their chronology is confirmed by the didascalia; such confirmation of dates is e…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Terentius Afer, Publius (Terence)”, 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 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0214>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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