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Latin Authors (Early Republic)
Authors of Latin Literature
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02/08/2009

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Quintus Ennius
(239-139 B.C.E.)
Definition
Annales
(Epic)
Term
M. Porcius Cato [Elder]
(234-149 B.C.E.)
Definition
[Novus Homo]
[Father of Latin Prose]
Term
Naevius
Definition
Carmen Belli Poenici
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Livius Andronicus
Definition
Introduced Drama in 240 B.C.
Term
T. Maccius Plautus
(240-184 B.C.E.)
Definition
Amphitruo
Term
M. Porcius Cato [Elder]
(234-149 B.C.E.)
Definition
Origines
Term
M. Porcius Cato [Elder]
(234-149 B.C.E.)
Definition
De Agri Cultura
Term
T. Maccius Plautus
(240-184 B.C.E.)
Definition
Mostellaria
Term
T. Maccius Plautus
(240-184 B.C.E.)
Definition
Aulularia
Term
T. Maccius Plautus
(240-184 B.C.E.)
Definition
Miles Gloriosus
Term
P. Terentius Afer
[Terence]
Definition
Andria
Term
P. Terentius Afer
[Terence]
Definition
Hecyra
Term
P. Terentius Afer
[Terence]
Definition
Heautontimorumenos
Term
P. Terentius Afer
[Terence]
Definition
Eunuchus
Term
P. Terentius Afer
[Terence]
Definition
Phormio
Term
P. Terentius Afer
[Terence]
Definition
Adelphoi
Term
Marcus Pacuvius
(220-132 B.C.E.)
Definition
Annales
(Mythological History in Hexameter)
Term
Gaius Lucilius
(148-103 B.C.E.)
Definition
[Father of Satire]
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Gaius Lucilius
(148-103 B.C.E.)
Definition
Saturae
Term
Fabius Pictor
(220-200 B.C.E.)
Definition
[First Real Roman Historian]
Term
Pater Familias
Definition
Head of Family
Term
Patria Potestas
Definition
Father's power over descendants
Term
Sui Iuris
Definition
'Of his own right' -used to describe Pater familias
Term
Praenomen
Definition
Given name
Term
Nomen
Definition
Family name
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Cognomen
Definition
Clan name
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Agnomen
Definition
Additional cognomen sometimes added later in life
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Confarratio
Definition
Marriage approved by gods through aspices
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Usus
Definition
Marriage not recognised by law
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Coemptio
Definition
Marriage involving the fictitious sale of the bride
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Manus
Definition
Man's power over his wife
Term
"Quando tu gaius, ego Gaia"
Definition
Said by wife to husband as part of the marriage ceremony
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"Di bene vortant"
Definition
Phrase used by well-wishers
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Versus Fescennini
Definition
Rude songs sung during procession
Term
Pupus
Definition
Name for a baby during the 8 days of his life before receiving a Praenomen
Term
Crepundia
Definition
Rattles given to babies after purification