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cōmoedĭa , ae, f. (
I.gen. comoediai, Plaut. Poen. prol. 51), = κωμὡδία, a comedy (cf. Varr. L. L. 9, § 99 Müll.; Paul. ex Fest. p. 39, 6 ib.), Plaut. Am. prol. 60; Cic. Off. 1, 29, 104; Quint. 6, 2, 20; 10, 1, 65; Hor. A. P. 281 al.: Plaut. As. prol. 13: “facere,Ter. And. prol. 26: “agere,id. Heaut. prol. 4: “legere,Plin. Ep. 6, 21, 2: spectare, Ter. And. prol, 27: exigere, to hiss from the stage, id. ib.; cf. id. Hec. alt. prol. 4 and 7.—
II. The younger Pliny humorously named a villa, which was on low ground, comoedia, in opp. to one on high ground, qs. lifted up on a buskin, which he called tragoedia, Plin. Ep. 9, 7, 3.
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