Biography of Quinto Atta (s. I a. C.)

Latin poet, author of togadas comedies (fabulae togatae), in which the characters and themes are purely Roman root. According to St. Jerome, Atta died in Rome in the year 77 a. C. Atta stood out, according to Varro, on the route of the characters of his characters. Gable also noted his mastery in the construction of the speeches, especially of female characters. We have arrived the titles of eleven comedies: Aedilicia, Aquae Caldae, Conciliatrix, Gratulatio, Lucubratio, Matertera, Megalensia, saturates, Socrus, Supplicatio and throw Proficiscens.


O Ribbeck, Comicorum Romanorum Fragmenta, Leipzig, 1897; W Beare, the Roman scene, Buenos Aires, 1964; A López López, Fabularum togatarum fragmenta, Salamanca, 1983.

Teresa Jiménez-Calvente.