A History of Roman Literature

A History of Roman Literature

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"[...]generations, the professional authors of tragedies about whom we have any information are few, and their works are lost, with the exception of such fragments as have happened to be quoted by later writers. It is therefore best to continue the account of Roman tragedy now, even at the sacrifice of strict chronological order. The successor of Ennius as a writer of tragedies was his nephew, Marcus Pacuvius, who was born at Brundusium in 220 B. C., but spent most of his life at Rome. Marcus Pacuvius. As an old man he returned to southern Italy, and died at Tarentum about 130 B. C. He was a painter, as well as a writer of tragedies, and it may be due to his activity as a painter that his plays were comparatively[...]."
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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 354g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507508948
  • 9781507508947