A Roman writer, from whose work De Poëtis
Gellius (xv. 24) has
preserved thirteen iambic senarii, in which the principal Latin comic dramatists are
enumerated in the order of merit. In this “Canon,” as it has been termed,
the first place is assigned to Caecilius Statius, the second to Plautus, the third to Naevius,
the fourth to Licinius, the fifth to Attilius, the sixth to Terentius, the seventh to
Turpilius, the eighth to Trabea, the ninth to Luscius, the tenth, antiquitatis
, to Ennius.