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Titus Maccius Plautus

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Titus Maccius Plautus (circa 250–184 BC), popularly known simply as Plautus, was a Roman playwright whose plays adapted the later works of Greek comedy. Unlike the sometimes savage satire of playwrights such as Aristophanes, a style of comedy referred to as Old Comedy, the authors of the Greek New Comedy presented a gentler satire based on every-day life. The musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a vaudevillian update of three of Plautus' plays.