Definition of Publius terentius afer
1. Noun. Dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC).
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1. The Latin Poets: An Anthology by Nathan Haskell Dole (1905)
"... publius terentius afer. TERENCE was born in Carthage in 195 BC In some way he was brought to Bome and became the slave of a senator named Publius ..."
2. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquitiesby Harry Thurston Peck by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"... are treated under Cicero and Caesar, but publius terentius afer and Publius Vergilius Maro under Terentius and Vergilius. The same considerations have ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"TERENCE, ter'ens (publius terentius afer), Roman writer of comedies: b. Carthage, Africa, between 185 and 195 BC ; d. probably in Greece. ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Our knowledge of the life of tin- celebrated Latin playwright, Publius Terentius Afer, is derived chiefly from a fragment of the lost work of Suetonius, ..."
5. Concise Latin Grammar by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1921)
"His master, Publius Terentius Lucanus, set him free and Terence assumed the name publius terentius afer. NOTE. Sections 134-136 apply to the system of ..."