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What was Roman comedy called?
palliata
What setting and costumes did the Roman comedy maintain?
Greek
When were the Roman comedies performed?
festivals
Name the two primary authors (including years) of Roman comedy.
1. Plautus (254-184)
2. Terence (185-159)
Which author (of 2 famous ones discussed) wrote situational comedy, didn't mind breaking dramatic illusion, and had an omniscient audience?
Plautus
Which author (of the 2 famous ones discussed) wrote comedy of manner, with complex plots, and relied on suspense?
Terence
What are stock characters?
Characters found throughout many different plays.
What are the three male stock characters?
1. adulescens
2. senex
3. servus
What are the four female stock characters?
1. virgo
2. meretrix
3. matrona
4. ancilla
What are the two other stock characters (not gender)?
1. leno
2. miles