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The fables of Avianus

Author: Avianus.; David R Slavitt
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993.
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Forty-two fables by Avianus show a world in flux in which humor and cunning provide the means of survival.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Avianus.
Fables of Avianus.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)622865161
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avianus.; David R Slavitt
ISBN: 0801846846 9780801846847
OCLC Number: 27810660
Description: xix, 55 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: Avianus Reborn --
I. The Nurse and the Child --
II. The Tortoise and the Eagle --
III. The Crab and Its Mother --
IV. The Wind and the Sun --
V. The Donkey and the Lion's Skin --
VI. The Frog and the Fox --
VII. The Vain Dog --
VIII. Jupiter and the Camel --
IX. The Two Companions and the Bear --
X. The Bald Cavalier --
XI. The Two Jars --
XII. The Farmer and the Treasure --
XIII. The Bull and the Goat --
XIV. The Monkey --
XV. The Crane and the Peacock --
XVI. The Oak and the Reed --
XVII. The Hunter and the Tiger --
XVIII. The Four Oxen and the Lion --
XIX. The Pine and the Bramble Bush --
XX. The Fisherman and the Fish --
XXI. The Nest in the Wheat Field --
XXII. The Greedy Man and the Envious Man --
XXIII. The Shopkeeper and the Statue --
XXIV. The Hunter and the Lion --
XXV. The Boy and the Thief.
Other Titles: Avianus, translated by David R. Slavitt ; with a foreword by Jack Zipes ; illustrations by Neil Welliver.
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A translation of the fables of the early-5th century Roman writer, Avianus. Slavitt's other translations include the "Eclogues" and "Georgic" of Virgil, Ovid's "Poetry of Exile", and "Seneca: The  Read more...

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"A small gathering of verse for Slavitt fans, a translation of all forty-two poems of the Roman fabulist Avianus...His versions are energetic, taut affairs."--'Times Literary Supplement' "More Read more...

 
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