What is the equivalent of the term "dramaturge" in (Classical) Latin using the root "δρᾶμα"? Is "scriptor dramaticus" an appropriate option? Smith & Hall provides "fabularum scriptor", but I am specifically looking for a term with the δρᾶμα root.

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    I'm not sure that root was used at all in Classical Latin. The native word fabula was much more common.
    – Draconis
    May 11, 2023 at 19:57
  • What's the need to force that root?
    – cmw
    May 12, 2023 at 11:11

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As Draconis mentioned in a comment, this isn't a common word in Classical Latin, but you get it in Late Antique Latin enough, and enough of the Classical Latin authors we have knew Greek, that dramaticus would be recognized. If someone like Cicero came across scriptor dramaticus, it would make sense (given the context) that this was a playwright of dramas (though it could also mean that the writer is dramatic). It's not the normal word, but I think the translation works.

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