Decima Laaber (Laberius, Decimus)( Roman poet and mimograf)
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Laaber, Decima; Laberius, Decimus, OK. 106-43 he. BC. e., Roman poet and mimograf. Place of the equestrian class. As the Roman law forbade ekviam perform on stage under the threat of losing the title, A. not become an actor. Compelled Caesar play in mime, in a special prologue, he made his complaints and reflected the bitterness of humiliation. However, Caesar returned to him a ring and dignity of the rider, which he lost, playing the role of. From pieces L. remain unconnected fragments and 43 titles, showing the diversity of content. Some of them, such as Flatterer (Colax), Potter (Aulularia) or Gemini (Gemelli), indicate a mutual relationship of mime with other scenic genres: palliata, Togatov, atellanoy. Fragments say that their plots L. drew in everyday life. He brings in the works of representatives of various social strata and professions, such as Fisherman (Piscator), fuller (Fullo). L. used in mimes living language, sdabrivaya its colloquial expressions. To amuse the audience frequently used the misunderstanding arising from the ambiguity of expressions, or play on words that are interested in the later grammarians. Horace is most appreciative of creativity L., putting it on par with Lutsiliem.