Atel·​lan | \əˈtelən\
variants: or less commonly Atellane \", -​ˌlān \

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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History and Etymology for 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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