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Volcacius Sedigituslocked

  • Peter G. M. Brown

Early 1st cent. bce, author of a work De poetis (‘On Poets’) in iambic senarii, of which the largest surviving fragment (quoted by Gell. NA 15. 24) ranks ten authors of fabulae palliatae in order of merit: Caecilius Statius, Plautus, Naevius, Licinius Imbrex, Atilius, Terence, Turpilius, Trabea, Luscius, Ennius. Further fragments are quoted in *Suetonius'Life of Terence, and he discussed the authenticity of plays attributed to Plautus. See palliata.

Bibliography

  • E. Courtney, The Fragmentary Latin Poets (1993).
  • R. Herzog and P. Schmidt, Handbuch der lateinischen Literatur der Antike (1989– ), 1. 291–294.
  • M. Deufert, Textgeschichte und Rezeption der plautinischen Komödien im Altertum (2002), 65–74.