Phaedrus

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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 an 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)

Description

* 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

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