Titus Maccius Plautus

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Noun1.Titus Maccius Plautus - comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
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Little is known of the life of Titus Maccius Plautus before he became what Slater describes as "the first professionally self-supporting playwright in the history of world literature" (9), but it seems likely that he was an actor, probably in the Atellan farce, a style of improvised theatre involving stock characters, akin to the commedia dell'arte (Slater 8-9).
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This introductory speech gives the basic tenets of the play in a nutshell: Williamson obviously does not expect the audience to have any knowledge of Plautus or his dramatic works; therefore he has Titus Maccius Plautus explain the three parts of his name, translating "plautus" by "flatfoot" (p.