1. Q. Novius
, a celebrated writer of Atellane plays, was a contemporary of Pomponius, who wrote plays of the same kind, and of the dictator Sulla. (Macrob. Sat 1.10; Gel. 15.13
The plays of Novius are frequently mentioned by Nonius Marcellus, and occasionally by the other grammarians.
A list of Novius' plays, and the fragments which are preserved, are given by Bothe. (Poet. Lat. Scenic. Fragmenta, vol. ii. p. 41, &c.)