Definition of Atellan
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a Roman genre of farce developed from impromptu rustic plays of country life and adopted for interludes and afterpieces during the Republic and up to the time of Tiberius
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Origin and Etymology of atellan
Latin Atellanus of Atella, from Atella, ancient Oscan town in southern Italy where the Roman farce originated + Latin -anus -an
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