Livius Andronicus

Greco-Roman dramatist and epic poet

Livius Andronicus (died between 207 and 200 BC) was a Greek author who is seen as the first Ancient Roman poet. He was probably an actor, and grew up in the Greek city Tarentum. Scholars think he was captured as a prisoner of war and taken to Rome as a slave. He was later freed, so they called him a freedman.[1] His first language was Greek and scholars think he learned Latin after coming to Rome.[2] His most famous work is the Odusia, a translation of the Odyssey into Latin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Livius Andronicus, Lucius". Oxford Reference. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. Giulia Sarullo. "Translating a translation: the Odusia by Livius Andronicus and its English versions". Academia. Retrieved July 17, 2020.