from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as Atellan.


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  • There was considerable analogy between it and the modern popular Italian comedy, showing its Cassandras, its Pantaloon, and its Harlequin, without it being possible to assert that the Italian comedy proceeded from the atellane.

    Initiation into Literature

  • Greeks, the Romans also added the atellane, which came to them from the

    Initiation into Literature

  • The atellane enjoyed much success in the second century before Christ.

    Initiation into Literature


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