(Latin, derived from fabula, "tale, fable, play" and toga, the Roman garment)

A genre in classical Roman literature, a comedy dealing with subject matter of Roman origin, but presented in a Greek comedic form. The genre flourished briefly in the 2nd century BCE, and is chiefly associated with the plays of Lucius Afranius.

Compare: fabula praetexta, fabula crepidata, fabula palliata.

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