, a Roman comic poet
, flourished about 94 BC
. His comedies chiefly dealt with everyday subjects from Roman middle-class
life, and he himself tells us that he borrowed freely from Menander
and others. He had a vigorous and correct style
and expressed the moral tone of his period.
Horace, Epp. ii. 1. 57; Cicero, Brutus, 45, de Fin. i. 3; Quintilian x 1. 100; fragments, about 400 lines, in Ribbeck, Scaenicae Romanorum Poesis Fragmenta, ii. (1898).
This text is largely based on an entry from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica