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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the ancient Etruscan town of Fescennia
  • adj. obscene or scurrilous

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Examples

  • And hence a different species of poetry, known to us chiefly in connexion with the harvest-home and with marriage ceremonial—the so-called Fescennine poetry.

    Introduction

  • I wish, however, they had excepted from their unqualified panegyrics the coarse imitation of the Fescennine poems, which leaves in our minds a stronger impression of the prevalence and extent of Roman vices, than any other passage in the

    Satyricon

  • While you lived, taste kept the French drama pure; and it was the congenial business of English playwrights to foist their rustic grossness and their large Fescennine jests into the urban page of

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • At this hour the seat was as in a theatre, but the words of the actors were of a nature somewhat too Fescennine for a respectable public.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • “Punch,” and his pleasantries may remind the traveller of what he has read concerning the Mines and Fescennine performances of the Romans.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • To the native performers the name of _histriones_ was given, because _hister_, in the Tuscan vocabulary, was the name of an actor, who did not, as formerly, throw out alternately artless and unpolished verses like the Fescennine at random, but represented medleys complete with metre, the music being regularly adjusted for the musician, and with appropriate gesticulation.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • I wish, however, they had excepted from their unqualified panegyrics the coarse imitation of the Fescennine poems, which leaves in our minds a stronger impression of the prevalence and extent of Roman vices, than any other passage in the Latin classics.

    The Satyricon — Complete

  • These are of the Fescennine ranks and of Aequi Falisci, these of

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Fescennine verses; a tragedy, 'Ajax' (never finished).

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Fescennine verses into a kind of regular drama, upon the model of the

    De vita Caesarum

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