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BABRIUS AND PHAEDRUS Newly Edited and Translated Into English, Together  with an Historical Introduction and a Comprehensive Survey of Greek and  Latin Fables in the Aesopic Tradition by Babrius & Phaedrus; Ben Edwin Perry ( Tr. ) - Hardcover - 1975 - from Ancient World Books (SKU: 31814)

BABRIUS AND PHAEDRUS Newly Edited and Translated Into English, Together with an Historical Introduction and a Comprehensive Survey of Greek and Latin Fables in the Aesopic Tradition

BABRIUS AND PHAEDRUS Newly Edited and Translated Into English, Together  with an Historical Introduction and a Comprehensive Survey of Greek and  Latin Fables in the Aesopic Tradition by Babrius & Phaedrus; Ben Edwin Perry ( Tr. ) - Hardcover - 1975 - from Ancient World Books (SKU: 31814)
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BABRIUS AND PHAEDRUS Newly Edited and Translated Into English, Together with an Historical Introduction and a Comprehensive Survey of Greek and Latin Fables in the Aesopic Tradition

by Babrius & Phaedrus; Ben Edwin Perry ( Tr. )

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0674994809
ISBN 13
9780674994805
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Harvard University Press & William Heinemann. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. Hardcover. 0674994809 . Light Foxing to top of textblock. DJ spine sunned with small abrasion. DJ is price-clipped. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). ; Babrius is the reputed author of a collection (discovered in the 19th century) of more than 125 fables based on those called Aesop's, in Greek verse. He may have been a hellenised Roman living in Asia Minor during the late 1st century of our era. The fables are all in one metre and in very good style, humorous and pointed. Some are original. Phaedrus, born in Macedonia, flourished in the early half of the 1st century of our era. Apparently a slave set free by the emperor Augustus, he lived in Italy and 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 and simple Latin verse not lacking in dignity. They not only amuse and teach but also satirise social and political life in Rome. This edition includes a comprehensive analytical Survey of Greek and Latin fables in the Aesopic tradition, as well as a historical introduction. ; Loeb Classical Library No. 436; 634 pages .

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Bookseller Inventory #
31814
Title
BABRIUS AND PHAEDRUS Newly Edited and Translated Into English, Together with an Historical Introduction and a Comprehensive Survey of Greek and Latin Fables in the Aesopic Tradition
Author
Babrius & Phaedrus; Ben Edwin Perry ( Tr. )
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674994809
ISBN 13
9780674994805
Publisher
Harvard University Press & William Heinemann
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Date published
1975
Keywords
0674994809, Loeb Classical Library, Greek Literature, Poetry & Poets, Fables, Babrius, Phaedrus

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