January 26th Trivia Solution

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Who was brought to Rome from Carthage as a slave but impressed his master so much that not only was he emancipated, but also given a classic Roman education and became a celebrated playwright?

Correct answer:
  • Terence

Incorrect answers:
  • Seneca
  • Ovid
  • Tertullian

Interesting Info:
  • Born in Carthage circa 190 B.C., Publius Terentius Afer aka Terence, may have started off as a slave but quickly became the darling of the aristocracy. He is widely recognized as the creator of the comedy of manners. Like Plautus, he too adapted Greek plays, especially the plays of Menander. His works have had a profound effect upon later writers.

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