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1

How did Naevius contribute to the adaptation of the Greek epic into Latin literature?

He applied the epic form to a Roman theme

2

What did Ennuis synthesize together to complete the assimilation of the Greek epic into Latin literature?

The epic form with the meter

3

What was the occasion for Greek drama?

Distinguished religious occasions

4

What was the function of Greek drama?

Cultural showcases

5

What is the structure of Greek drama?

Permanent theaters

6

What is the occasion of Roman drama?

Part of ludi (games)

7

What is the function of Roman drama?

Entertainment

8

What is the structure of Roman drama?

Temporary theaters

9

Describe the physical layout of a Roman stage

Long and narrow, fronts of two houses with an alley between them

10

Where did stage left lead to?

Town

11

Where did stage right lead to?

Harbor or town

12

Where did strangers enter?

Actors right

13

Translate: Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio

Captive Greece captured her rough conquerors and brought the arts to rustic Latium

14

What does Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio mean?

Even though the Romans conquered the Greeks militarily, the Greeks conquered the Romans culturally

15

Which noun is the adjective ferum describing?

Victorem

16

What does capta describe?

Graecia

17

What does agresti describe?

Latio

18

What are fabulae togatae?

Comedies in Roman dress

19

What are fabulae palliatae?

Comedies in Greek dress

20

More of a caricature than a distinct character. The soldier is boastful both of his military exploits and his ability to charm the ladies. Often he comes to town w the expectation of acquiring the maiden, but it never works out.

Miles gloriosus

21

Often the love interest of the young man. Almost invariably she has been sold into this business illegally, has remained chaste, and is finally freed w the help of the young man and his slave

Virgo/meretrix

22

The wealthy father who wants his son to marry someone other than a prostitute

Senex

23

What Greek epic did Livius Andronicus translate into Latin?

Odyssey

24

His love interest motivates the action of the play. During he course of the play he enlists the help of various characters in attaining his goal of winning his beloved

Adulescens

25

Often cynical and clever, he served as a contrast to his lovesick master

Servus

26

His main goal is dinner. He is lazy, but clever, and his intrepid activities help his master win the maiden.

Parasitus

27

Characterized in comedies by greed, impiety, perjury, faithlessness, and inhumanity

Leno

28

Pro-Greek literary group

Scipionic Circle

29

What are Plautus' plays like?

-dramatic
-tavern life
-caricature
-boisterous, farsical speech
-21 surviving plays
-c. 200 BC
-main purpose: entertainment

30

What are Terence's plays like?

-artistic
-home life
-portraiture
-natural conversation
-6 surviving plays
-"Menander" was his muse