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Terence (c. 195/185–159 B.C.)

Terence—Publius Terentius Afer (ter’ens). A Latin writer of comedy; born at Carthage about 190 B.C.; died about 159 B.C. He was a slave, but on account of his talent was carefully educated and was manumitted; after the performance of his first comedy, ‘Andria,’ in 166 B.C., he enjoyed the friendship of such men as the younger Scipio and Lælius. All his comedies are extant; they are: ‘Andria,’ ‘Hecyra,’ ‘Heauton-timorumenos,’ ‘Eunuchus,’ ‘Phormio,’ and ‘Adelphi.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).