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Meaning of New Comedy

New' Com'edy

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  1. Greek comedy arising toward the end of the 4th century b.c.that employed stock characters and plots drawn from contemporary bourgeois life, the formulas of which were adopted by later Roman writers for the comic stage. Cf.
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