The Fables of Phaedrus

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 ...

Author: Phaedrus

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029272473X

Category: Literary Collections

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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 have been an educated slave, eventually granted his freedom by the emperor Augustus. Phaedrus' style is lively, clean, and sparse, though not at the cost of all detail and elaboration. It serves well as a vehicle for his two avowed purposes—to entertain and to give wise counsel for the conduct of life. Like all fabulists, Phaedrus was a moralist, albeit on a modest and popular level. An excellent introduction by P. F. Widdows provides information about Phaedrus, the history of The Fables, the metric style of the original and of this translation, and something of the place of these fables in Western folklore. The translation is done in a free version of Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, a form used by W. H. Auden and chosen here to match the popular tone of Phaedrus' Latin verse.

The Comedies of Terence and the Fables of Phaedrus

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The Fables of Phaedrus

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Ph drus Construed The Fables of Ph drus Construed Into English

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Delphi Complete Fables of Phaedrus Illustrated

This comprehensive eBook presents Phaedrus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Phaedrus’ life and works ...

Author: Gaius Julius Phaedrus

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1913487350

Category: Poetry

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The first century fabulist Gaius Julius Phaedrus was the first recorded versifier of Aesop’s fables into Latin, retold in a loose iambic metre. They are composed in a lively terse and simple Latin verse, with some elaborate style, serving as excellent model for students of the language. They were written not only to amuse and teach, but also to provide compelling satirical comments on the turbulent social and political life of first century Rome. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Phaedrus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Phaedrus’ life and works * Features the complete extant works of Phaedrus, in both English translation and the original Latin * Concise introduction to Phaedrus * Provides both verse (Christopher Smart) and prose (Henry Thomas Riley) translations of the Fables * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the fables you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes rare pseudo-Phaedrus fables, first time in digital print * Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for Latin students CONTENTS: The Translations The Fables: Prose Translation The Fables: Verse Translation The Latin Text Contents of the Latin Text The Dual Text Dual Latin and English Text Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Fables of Phaedrus

Author: Robinson Ellis

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A Poetical Version of the Fables of Phaedrus

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The Fables of Phaedrus

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An Introduction to the Fables of Phaedrus

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Selected Fables of Phaedrus with Indicated Quantities

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The Comedies of Terence and the Fables of Phaedrus

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Aesop s Fables

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The Fables of Ph drus

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Author: Phaedrus

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"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus (translated by Christopher Smart, Henry T. Riley). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

sop s Fables as Romanized by Ph drus

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Fables

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The Fables

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The Fables of Ph drus Translated Into English Prose with the Latin Text and Notes in English for the Use of Schools as Well as of Private Gentlemen

In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.

Author: PHAEDRUS.

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ Harvard University Houghton Library N008051 Parallel Latin and English texts. London: printed for Joseph Davidson, 1745. [2], vi,180p., plate; 8°

The Ancient Fable

It appears that fable was not recognised as a distinct literary genre in antiquity although it did exist in a recognisable form.

Author: Niklas Holzberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253215482

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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It appears that fable was not recognised as a distinct literary genre in antiquity although it did exist in a recognisable form.

History of the Graeco Latin Fable

This translation of the original Spanish, standard work on the fable, traces the history of the Graeco-Latin fable, investigates its origins, reconstructs lost collections from the Hellenistic Age, and establishes relationships between the ...

Author: Francisco Rodríguez Adrados

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004351205

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Spanning from Sumer to the present day few literary genres show greater continuity throughout their history than the fable. Historical evidence reaching as far back as Antiquity, supports the study of more than 500 works considered to be fables. This translation of the original Spanish, standard work on the fable, traces the history of the Graeco-Latin fable, investigates its origins, reconstructs lost collections from the Hellenistic Age, and establishes relationships between the fablist of the Imperial Age and the study of Medieval, Greek and Latin fables. Supplements at the end of each chapter have been added, giving information on a new bibliography and some new data, together with references to subsequent studies.

Fables with a Vocabulary

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