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 Ben Edwin Perry

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.

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書名 Babrius and Phaedrus
著作者等 Babrius
Perry, B. E.
Perry Ben Edwin
書名別名 Aesopic fables of Babrius in iambic verse

Phaedri Augusti liberti fabularum Aesopiarum

Phaedri Avgvsti liberti fabvlarvm Aesopiarvm

The Aesopic fables of Phaedrus the freedman of Augustus

Βαβριου μυψιαμβοι Αισωπειοι

Babrius and Phaedrus : fables
シリーズ名 The Loeb classical library
出版元 W. Heinemann;Harvard University Press
刊行年月 1965
ページ数 cii, 634, 8 p.
大きさ 17 cm
ISBN 0434994367
NCID BA00911497
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言語 英語
原文言語 ギリシア語(1453年以降)
出版国 イギリス