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THE TITLE OF THE PLAY.

PERFORMED at the Roman Games,1 L. Posthumius Albinus and L. Cornelius Merula being Curule Aediles. L. Ambivius Turpio and L. Atilius Praenestinus performed it. Flaccus, the freedman of Claudius, composed the music to a base and a treble flute. It is wholly from the Greek, being the Epidicazomenos of Apollodorus. It was represented four times,2 C. Fannius and M. Valerius being Consuls.3

1 The Roman Games)--The "ludi Romani," or "Roman Games," were first established by Ancus Marcius, and were celebrated in the month of September.

2 Four times)--The numerals signifying "four," Donatus takes to mean that this was the fourth Play composed by Terence; it is, however, more generally supposed that the meaning is, that it was acted four times in one year.

3 Being Consuls)--M. Valerius Messala and C. Fannius Strabo were Consuls in the year from the Building of the City 591, and B.C. 162.

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