Disputatio Categoriae:Scriptores mythistoriarum

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Hmmm, well define "fabula". I mean, the ancients regularly used this word when discussing the works of Euripides for instance. --Iustinus 18:22, 22 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)

Maybe not the best choice. Think of a better one, then. Maybe "mendacia"? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 21:00, 22 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
is the target meaning here "fiction"? or are we talking munchausenisms? --iustinus 21:15, 22 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
Is there a difference? Does it depend whether you put "fact" on the flyleaf? No, seriously, I was looking for a word for "fiction". Maybe I should simply have gone for Categoria:Scriptores fictionum. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 21:29, 22 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
Well, there's that word mythistoria, but that tends to be used by modern latinists to mean "novel" (in both the ancient and modern sense). Ideally noun + fictum or fictivum would work, but I don't know what that noun would be. So you're right, we might need to use fictio, even though abstract nouns are generlaly bad style. --Iustinus 00:30, 23 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
To judge by what L&S tell me, "fictiones" were maybe the nearest thing to crime novels, but not very near! I guess "mythistoria" would be best since, as you say, it is actually used in the required sense: I hadn't come across the word. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 10:09, 23 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, the first time I heard that word, I thought it was a poorly constructed neologism ;) --Iustinus 18:37, 23 Ianuarii 2007 (UTC)

Attested are also: fabula Milesia v. Romanensis --Alex1011 15:24, 8 Februarii 2007 (UTC)