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Fables of Phaedrus

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ISBN-10: 029272473X

ISBN-13: 9780292724730

Edition: 1992

Authors: Phaedrus, P. F. Widdows

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Animal fables are said to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, but the earliest surviving record of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who introduced the new genre to Latin literature. This verse translation of The Fables is the first in English in more than two hundred years. In addition to the familiar animal fables, about a quarter of the book includes such diverse material as prologues and epilogues, historical anecdotes, short stories, enlarged proverbs and sayings, comic episodes and folk wisdom, and many incidental glimpses of Greek and Roman life in the classical period. The Fables also sheds light on the personal history of Phaedrus, who seems to…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990