(sc. fabula). The general term for a play with an Italian plot and
surroundings, including praetextatae (tragedies) and tabernariae (comedies). See Neukirch, De Fabula Togata (Leipzig,
1833); and the articles Comedia; Praetexta.
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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