(Latin, derived from fabula, "tale, fable, play" and crepida, "open, sandal-like shoe")

A genre in classical Roman literature, a Roman tragedy on a Greek theme. Often, these are Roman retellings of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides. Notable playwrights of this genre are Marcus Pacuvius and Lucius Accius.


Compare: fabula praetexta, fabula togata, fabula palliata.

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