(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.