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    Fables: Fables (Loeb Classical Library Greek Authors 436) (Hardback) By (author) Phaedrus, By (author) Babrius, Volume editor Ben Edwin Perry

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    DescriptionBabrius 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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    Title
    Fables: Fables
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phaedrus, By (author) Babrius, Volume editor Ben Edwin Perry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674994805
    ISBN 10: 0674994809
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC21: 398.21
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    DC22: 398.21
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, BIO006000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15230
    LC classification: PA3611 .A26 1975, PA3611.A26
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    01 March 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass