(Latin, derived from fabula, "tale, fable, play" and pallium, "(Greek) cloak")

A genre in classical Roman literature, a Roman comedy adapted or imitated from a Greek original. Notable playwrights of this genre are Titus Maccus Plautus and Publius Terentius Afer (Terence).

Compare: fabula praetexta, fabula togata, fabula crepidata.

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