fabula palliata

fabula pal·​li·​a·​ta | \ -ˌpalēˈätə, -ˈātə \
plural fabulae palliatae\ -​ätˌē , -​ātˌē \

Definition of fabula palliata

: an ancient Roman comedy based on a Greek model and treating a Greek subject — compare fabula togata

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History and Etymology for fabula palliata

Latin, literally, drama in himations; from the Greek himations worn by the actors

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“Fabula palliata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabula%20palliata. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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