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Babrius and Phaedrus (Loeb Classical Library #436)
Title:Babrius and Phaedrus (Loeb Classical Library #436)
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ISBN:0674994809
Number of Pages:736

Epic book online Books by: Babrius, Phaedrus, Ben Edwin Perry Babrius is the reputed author of a collection discovered in the th century of more than fables based on those called Aesop s in Greek verse He may have been a hellenised Roman living in Asia Minor during the late st century CE The fables are all in one metre amp in very good style humorous amp pointed Some are original br Phaedrus born in Macedonia flourished in the early half of the st century CE Apparently a slave set free by the emperor Augustus he lived in Italy amp began to write Aesopian fables When he offended Sejanus a powerful official of the emperor Tiberius he was punished but not silenced The fables in five books are in lively terse amp simple Latin verse not lacking in dignity They not only amuse amp teach but also satirise social amp political life in Rome br This edition includes a comprehensive analytical Survey of Greek amp Latin fables in the Aesopic tradition as well as a historical introduction br INTRODUCTION The aesopic fable in antiquity Nature amp origin of fable Aesop Babrius Phaedrus br BABRIUS Introduction Text amp translation of the metrically extant fables br PHAEDRUS Introduction Text amp translation of the metrically extant fables br APPENDIX An analytical survey of Greek amp Latin fables in the Aesopic tradition br INDICES Index of fables Index of proper nouns amp adjectives occurring within the fables

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