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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Plau•tusˈplɔ təs(n.)

  1. Titus Maccius, c254–c184 b .c ., Roman playwright.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Plautus, Titus Maccius Plautus(noun)

    comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)

  2. Plautus, genus Plautus(noun)

    a genus of Alcidae

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  1. Plautus

    Titus Maccius Plautus, commonly known as "Plautus", was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature. He wrote Palliata comoedia, the genre devised by the innovator of Latin literature, Livius Andronicus. The word Plautine refers to both Plautus's own works and works similar to or influenced by his.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Plautus

    a Latin comic poet, born in Umbria; came when young to Rome, as is evident from his mastery of the Latin language and his knowledge of Greek; began to write plays for the stage at 30, shortly before the outbreak of the second Punic War, and continued to do so for 40 years; he wrote about 130 comedies, but only 20 have survived, the plots mostly borrowed from Greek models; they were much esteemed by his contemporaries; they have supplied material for dramatic treatment in modern times (227-184 B.C.).

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