Plautus, Menaechmi 72-73
With dry humour Plautus the scene for the rest of the play.
haec urbs Epidamnus est, dum haec agitur fabula:
quando alia agetur, aliud fiet oppidum.
This city is Epidamnus – for as long as we put on this play; when we put on another play it will become another town.