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Phaedrus

Overview
Works: 416 works in 1,207 publications in 12 languages and 2,772 library holdings
Genres: Parodies, imitations, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Fables  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Parables  Allegories  Fiction  Illustrated works  Portraits  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: PA6563, 871.01
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Most widely held works by Phaedrus
Babrius and Phaedrus by Babrius( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BABRIUS is the reputed author of a collection (discovered in the 19th century) of more than 125 fables based on 'Aesop's', in Greek verse. He may have been a 'Hellenised' Roman living in Asia Minor during the late 1st century after Christ. The fables are all in one metre and in very good style, terse, humorous and pointed. Some are original. PHAEDRUS, born in Macedonia, flourished in the early half of the 1st century after Christ. Apparently a slave set free by the Emperor Augustus (died A.D. 14) he lived in Italy and began to write 'Aesopian' fables. When he offended Sejanus the powerful official of the Emperor Tiberius, he was punished, but not silenced. The fables, in 5 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. In the later Middle Ages he was forgotten except in prose-versions of the fables
Fabeln Lateinisch-Deutsch by Phaedrus( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgewählte fabeln des Phädrus by Phaedrus( Book )

19 editions published between 1853 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fables of Phaedrus by Phaedrus( Book )

55 editions published between 1610 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Phaedri fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque by Phaedrus( Book )

40 editions published between 1667 and 1877 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedri Fabulae für Schüler : mit Anmerkungen versehen by Phaedrus( Book )

17 editions published between 1851 and 1889 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedri Aug. Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum libri V by Caius Julius Phaedrus( Book )

31 editions published between 1698 and 1928 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedrus may be defined, in a certain sense, as one of the greatest glories of Latin literature, because he is the first known author in Greek and Roman culture who presents us with a collection of fables conceived as an autonomous work of poetry, destined to be read. Furthermore, Phaedrus inspired directly or indirectly an enormous part of European fables. Despite the importance of Phaedrus in the history of European culture, the critical editions of this poet in use today are philologically unsatisfactory: as a matter of fact, some of them are excessively conservative, others are marred by unnecessary textual conjectures. This new edition, which offers an extensive apparatus of fontes and testimonia, solves a number of philological problems and presents a sounder text than the ones established by previous editors; the critical apparatus is based on a fresh examination of the extant manuscripts and the indirect transmission, and on a careful evaluation of the philological studies which have appeared since Pithou's 'editio princeps' (1596)
Phædri Augusti Cæsaris liberti fabularum Æsopiarum libri quinque by Phaedrus( )

8 editions published between 1672 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der lateinische Äsop des Romulus und die Prosa-Fassungen des Phädrus: kritischer Text mit Kommentar und einleitenden Untersuchungen by Aesopus( Book )

13 editions published between 1910 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publii Terentii Afri : Comoediae ; Phaedri Fabula Aesopiae ; Publii Syri et aliorum veterum Sententiae ; ex recensione et cum notis Richardi Bentleii by Terence( Book )

12 editions published between 1726 and 1727 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedri Fabulae : für Schüler by Phaedrus( Book )

16 editions published between 1851 and 1889 in Latin and German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedri Augusti Liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri V. : accedit novarum fabularum appendix by Phaedrus( Book )

33 editions published between 1732 and 1829 in Latin and Lithuanian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ausgewählte Fabeln by Phaedrus( Book )

14 editions published between 1871 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schöne Fabeln des Altertums Äsop, Phädrus, Babrios by Äsop( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabulae Aesopiae ; quum veteres tum novae atque restitutae by Phaedrus( )

11 editions published between 1838 and 1862 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basni by Phaedrus( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liber fabularum lateinisch und deutsch = Fabelbuch by Phaedrus( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liber fabularum lat. u. dt. = Fabelbuch by Phaedrus( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Phaedri Augusti Liberti fabulae veteres by Phaedrus( Book )

4 editions published in 1821 in Latin and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedrus : with the appendix of Gudius by Phaedrus( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 1860 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Babrius and Phaedrus
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Fabeln Lateinisch-DeutschThe fables of Phaedrus
Alternative Names
Caius Julius Phaedrus ca. 1. Jh.

Fedr ca. 1. Jh.

Fedro ca. 1. Jh.

Fedru ca. 1. Jh.

P'edros Azatagir Awgosteay ca. 1. Jh.

Phädrus ca. 1. Jh.

Phaeder ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus, Augusti L. ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus Augusti Libertus ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus, Augustus L. ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus Augustus Libertus ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus, der Freigelassene des A. ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus Fabeldichter ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus Fabularum Scriptor ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus Fabulist ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus Freigelassener des Augustus ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus, Gaius I. ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus, Julius ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus, Titus ca. 1. Jh.

Phaedrus von Makedonien ca. 1. Jh.

Phaidros ca. 1. Jh.

Phédre Afranchi d'Auguste ca. 1. Jh.

Phèdre ca. 1. Jh.

Phedro ca. 1. Jh.

Phidre ca. 1. Jh.

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