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It is a newly revised, serious textual content of the fragments attributed to the Roman knight and mimographer Decimus Laberius, a witty and crudely satirical modern of Cicero and Caesar. Laberius might be the main celebrated comedian playwright of the past due Republic, and the fragments of performs attributed to him include the overpowering majority of the extant facts for what we conventionally name 'the literary Roman mime'. the quantity additionally features a survey of the features and improvement of the Roman mime, either as a literary style and as one of those renowned theatrical leisure, in addition to a second look of where of Laberius' paintings inside its ancient and literary context. this can be the 1st English translation of the entire fragments, and the 1st unique English remark on them from a linguistic, metrical, and (wherever attainable) theatrical viewpoint.

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