Plautus.gif (180×259) Titus Maccius Plautus (c. 254–184 BC, Sarsina Umbria), commonly known as "Plautus", was a Roman playwright of the Old Latin period. His comedies are the earliest surviving intact works in Latin literature. Influenced William Shakespeare.
To truly appreciate, as well as, recognize Donald Goines, the Author, there is no need to mention, what he did, how he lived, or why he died. It is only necessary to acknowledge the fact that although his time line will read, born 1936 (in Detroit, Michigan), deceased 1974; his genius as a writer has landed him a place in literary immortality.