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 (tĕr′əns) Originally Publius Terentius Afer. 185?-159? bc.
Carthaginian-born Roman playwright. His plays, including Phormio and Adelphi, are largely based on Greek comedies and feature fine dialogue and subtle humor.


(Biography) Latin name Publius Terentius Afer. ?190–159 bc, Roman comic dramatist. His six comedies, Andria, Hecyra, Heauton Timoroumenos, Eunuchus, Phormio, and Adelphoe, are based on Greek originals by Menander


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(Publius Terentius Afer) c190–159? B.C., Roman playwright.
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