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 overdue Republic, and the fragments of performs attributed to him contain the overpowering majority of the extant proof 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 re-examination of where of Laberius' paintings inside of its ancient and literary context. this is often the 1st English translation of all of the fragments, and the 1st exact English statement on them from a linguistic, metrical, and (wherever attainable) theatrical point of view.
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