fabula palliata

noun
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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