Luscius Lanuvinus 2nd cent. B.C

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Luscius Lanuvinus 2nd cent. B.C
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Lavinius, Luscius
Luscius, Lavinius
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Comic Poet
Latin Poet
His Palliatae [CF] 1991: PHI CD ROM #5.3, Latin Canon, bibliographic screen (Luscius Lanuvinus)
Pauly-Wissowa: Supplementbd. 7, col. 419-420 (Luscius Lanuvinus (form of name is definite)
rival of Terence and known only through his prologues)
Oxford class. dict., 1st ed.: p. 519 (Luscius Lanuvinus (Lavinius?)
Latin poet)
Dict. of Greek and Roman biog. and mythology, 1967: v. 2, p. 842 (Luscius, Lavinius
Latin comic poet
contemporary and rival of Terence, who mentions him in the prologues of his plays)
NUC pre-56: v. 346, p. 160 (Luscius, Lavinius, B.C. 2 cent.)
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 1:
Brill's New Pauly: "L. Lanuvinus Writer of fabula palliata, rival of Terentius, As a writer of palliata, a rival of Terentius (Donat. Andria 7), author of a Phasma (‘The Ghost’
according to Menander) and of a Thesaurus (‘The Treasure’
content in Donatus op. cit.). The aesthetic principles of L. (predilection for plays with an eventful outward plot) are in tension with his insistence on the most exact rendition possible of the Greek originals, which led to criticism of Terence's freer adaptations that were closer to the Roman audience and as a result more realistic...." Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance). "Luscius." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and
Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2011. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 05 July 2011
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