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Terentianus Maurus, late 2nd–early 3rd cent. CE  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Terentianus (RE 1) Maurus (late 2nd–early 3rd cent. CE), authority on phonology, prosody, and metre who composed his works entirely in verse (Keil, Gramm. Lat. 6. 325–413: 2,981 lines, ... More

Terentius Scaurus, Quintus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Noted grammarian under Hadrian. His commentary on *Horace (in at least ten books) and polemics against *Caesellius Vindex are lost; a version of his writings on orthography survives (Keil, Gramm. ... More

Terentius Varro Atacinus, Publius  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
Terentius Varro Atacinus, Publius, a poet born in the Atax (Aude) valley in Gallia Narbonensis or at *Narbo itself in 82 bce. Nothing is known of his life except that he learned Greek at the age of ... More

Terentius Varro, Marcus  

Robert A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Varro (according to Petrarch) was “the third great light of Rome”—after Vergil and Cicero—and certainly Rome's greatest scholar. Though the great bulk of his work survives only in ... More

Testamentum Porcelli  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

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Mar 2016
The purported will (4th cent. ce) of a piglet before slaughter at the Saturnalia, parodying the informal military will; beloved of schoolboys and deplored by Jerome, it expresses barbed ... More

textual criticism  

M. D. Reeve

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Mar 2016
Textual criticism sets out to establish what a text originally said or meant to say. Anyone who checks a garbled message with the sender has given a faultless demonstration of it. Classical texts, ... More

theatre staging, Roman  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
The staging of the plays of *Plautus and *Terence has to be worked out almost entirely from the texts themselves; the theatres in which they were performed have not survived. (The first Roman theatre ... More

Tiberianus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Tiberianus, poet of late 3rd or early 4th cent. ce, precise identity in doubt. Most notable among his surviving compositions are a philosophical hymn to the Supreme Being, and the Amnis ibat, whose ... More

Tibullus, Albius  

R. O. A. M. Lyne and Robert Maltby

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Mar 2016
Albius Tibullus, born between 55 and 48 bce. A short Life, possibly derived from *Suetonius, tells us that he was good-looking (cf. Hor.Epist. 1. 4. 6) and well-dressed; also that he was of ... More

Ticida, Lucius  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
Lucius Ticida, a Roman eques (see equites) and partisan of *Caesar executed in 46 bce (BAfr. 44. 1, 46. 3), wrote poems like those of *Licinius Calvus and *Catullus(1) in style and content, including ... More

Timagenes, of Alexandria (1), Greek rhetor and historian  

Livia Capponi

Timagenes of Alexandria (1), according to Suda the son of a royal banker (βασιλικοῦ ἀργυραμοιβοῦ υἱός), was a Greek rhetor and historian, who came to Rome as a captive in 55 bce with Gabinius(2) and ... More

Titinius  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Titinius, author of fabulae togatae (see fabula; togata), probably first half of 2nd cent. bce, praised for his character-drawing. Some 180 lines and 15 titles survive, showing a lively ... More

Titius, Gaius, 2nd cent. BCE  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Gaius Titiusm (2nd cent. bce), Roman eques (see equites). *Cicero comments (Brut.167) on his adroit language in both oratory and tragedy. A striking fragment of a speech survives ... More

togata  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Togata (sc. *fabula, ‘drama in a toga’—though not all the characters are likely to have worn a *toga), a type of comedy written at Rome in the 2nd cent. bce, also apparently known as tabernaria ... More

topos  

Glenn W. Most and Gian Biagio Conte

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Mar 2016
Topos, a standard form of rhetorical argumentation or a variably expressible literary commonplace.In classical rhetoric, inventio aids the orator to find elements of persuasion: τόποι or loci are ... More

Trabea  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016

Author of fabulae palliatae (two fragments in Ribbeck, CRF), perhaps earlier than Caecilius; he could stir the emotions, according to Varro. See palliata.

tragedy, Latin  

H. D. Jocelyn and Gesine Manuwald

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Jul 2015
*Varro and T. *Pomponius Atticus put the first performance of a Latin tragedy (by *Livius Andronicus) in the year 240 bce at the ludi Romani (see ludi). Performances continued at this and ... More

tragic history  

Lisa Irene Hau

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May 2018
Tragic history is a phrase coined in the late 19th century to describe a certain type of Hellenistic history writing, which was thought to have Peripatetic underpinnings, and ... More

tragicocomoedia  

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Dec 2015

Tragicocomoedia (τραγικοκωμῳδία), a play blending tragic and comic elements (Plaut.Amph. 50–63).

Tullius Cicero, Marcus, speeches, the famous orator Cicero  

Jonathan G. F. Powell

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Jul 2015
Fifty-eight speeches of Cicero survive in whole or part; numerous others were unpublished or lost (88 are recorded by Crawford). Cicero's normal practice, if he decided to ... More

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