Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds

ISBN-10: 0231127618

ISBN-13: 9780231127615

Edition: 2003

List price: $36.00
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This neglected Greek satire is now available in English. Basing their translation on two critical editions of the 14th-century anonymous poem, Nicholas and Baloglou reveal the full texture of this unique genre of the Byzantine period. The authors provide analysis on form, style and context.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Nick Nicholas is a research fellow in the Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a contributor to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecaeproject at the University of California, Irvine.George Baloglou is an associate professor of mathematics at the State University of New York, Oswego.

The Late Byzantine World
Vernacular Medieval Greek Literature
Humor and Dissent in Late Byzantium
Literary Parallels
Fact and Fiction in the Tale's Zoology
Foreign Influences
Survivals of the Tale
Composition of the Tale
Characteristics of the Tale
Literary Evaluation
The Text of the Tale
The Tale in Modern Times
The Present Translation
Further Reading
The Text
They sent the cat and the rat and the monkey as ambassadors
When the delegates of the clean beasts arrived
The Cat and the Rat
The Fox to the Hound
The Hare and the Fox
The Deer and the Boar
The Sheep
The Nanny, The Billy Goat
The Ox, The Buffalo
The Donkey, The Ox
The Horse
The Camel
The Wolf, The Horse
The Bear
The Cheetah, The Leopard
The Lion
The Elephant
The Monkey
Beginning of the War
Manuscript C Illustrations
Textual Notes
The Tale and the Book of Birds
The Book of Birds
The Book Versus the Tale
The Alternate Ending
Historical Interpretations
Is There Allusion?
The Civil Wars (1341-1347, 1351-1354)
The Attempted Church Union (1360s)
Structural Issues
Dog and Fox
Sheep and Goat
The Hervbivores' Call
Cypriot Songs Resembling the Tale
Compound Epithets
Formula Density in a Sample of the Tale
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