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dc.contributor.authorRallo, Giuseppe Eugenio
dc.identifier.citationRallo , G E 2021 , ' What does the term togata ‘really’ mean? ' , The Classical Quarterly , vol. 71 , no. 1 , pp. 216-229 .
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dc.description.abstractThis article aims to shed fresh light on the meaning of the term togata. It conducts an analysis of the term as it appeared in ancient sources,1 investigating in particular both how and why ancient authors across several periods focussed their attention on the togata. The paper will also distinguish between the attestation of the term togata in ancient writers, who are likely to have actually watched these theatrical performances in person and known more directly what they were talking about, and the usage of the term by later grammarians, who would have had no opportunity to watch such performances. These later authors, rather, were simply guessing what kind of theatrical representation could have been performed onstage (much as we do nowadays) and did so by adopting obvious differences in terminology.
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dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectRoman dramaen
dc.subjectAncient sourcesen
dc.subjectPN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theateren
dc.subjectDE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman Worlden
dc.titleWhat does the term togata ‘really’ mean?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Classicsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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