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date: 03 March 2021

Turpiliuslocked

, d. 103 bce
  • Peter G. M. Brown

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Turpilius (died old, 103 bce, according to Jerome), author of fabulae palliatae. Thirteen titles and some 200 lines survive; the titles are all Greek (several from *Menander (1)), and there are no Roman allusions in the fragments, but in several other respects he is closer to *Plautus than *Terence.

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