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Publius Terentius Afer, better known as Terence, was a comic playwright of the Roman Republic. His date of birth is unknown, but his comedies were performed for the first time ca. 170 BC-160 BC, and he died young in 159 BC. He wrote six plays, all of which have survived (by comparison, his predecessor Plautus wrote twenty-one extant plays).

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Terence reading his Play to Caecilius (from Comic History of Rome, c. 1850)