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Classical Drama and Theatre

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The connection between Etruscan and Roman entertainment may run even deeper, inasmuch as dramas were more than once performed at funeral ceremonies in Rome (e.g. Terence's Adelphoe; see below, Chapter 14). If Etruscan tombs depict celebrations of the dead, then the Romans may have borrowed from their northern neighbors the custom of staging some sort of events at funerals.

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