Lucius Aphranius (Afranius)( Rome ï¦ï+ï+ï¦ï¦ïTï+ï¨ÿ-ï¦ÿL)
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Afranius, Lucius, Afranius, the second half of II in. BC. e., Roman ï¦ï+ï+ï¦ï¦ïTï+ï¨ÿ-ï¦ÿL. Place of plebeian family, which is already in II. BC. e. had representatives in the Senate, at the time of the Gracchi acted as a speaker. From a creativity. preserved only 200 pieces and about 40 titles. A. considered - in the opinion of the ancient - a great, along with Titina and Kvinktsiem Atta, the representative of "comedy toga" (fabula togata). Being under the influence of Terence, it will often copied, especially in the prologue, which served him well as for the exposition of the play, and to crack down on opponents.
You can trace a link to Menandro and new comedy. But this is not slavish imitation: the motives and the situation is effectively connected with a new comedy, but there are no bragging pimps shameless servants, matrons retain their dignity. A scene often come from small towns with their lives, as shown during the holidays or proceedings. The names of comedies, talk about their content: Independent son (Emancipatus), Sisters (Sorores),-law (Fratriae), Pasynok (Privignus), Divorce (Divortium), Property (Depositium), Letter (Epistula), Procession (Pompa), Holidays ( Compitalia), etc.. The only Greek name of the Thais was prompted subjects drawn from Greek comedy, probably from Menander. A. was one of the most popular comedians of Rome, and his play for a long time kept on the stages. Cicero remembers staging a comedy hypocrite (Simulans), and in Nero's time even played a Fire (Incendium) with this burning house on the stage.