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Telling tales on Caesar : Roman stories from Phaedrus

Author: Phaedrus.; John Henderson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents a dozen entertaining short stories, in easy-going classical Latin, together with new translations and discussion by John Henderson. Their author, Phaedrus, was a freedman of Augustus who turned Aesop's Fables into verse in the reign of Tiberius; along with them, he included a string of tales and anecdotes set in Rome, the Greek past, or everyday ancient life. These stories take their reader
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Traductions anglaises
Named Person: Phaedrus; Phèdre; Phèdre; Phaedrus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phaedrus.; John Henderson
ISBN: 0199240957 9780199240951
OCLC Number: 44518029
Language Note: English and Latin parallel text; commentary in English.
Description: x, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. We Are Not Amused: Tiberius Caesar and the Flunkey (2. 5) --
2. The Only Good Caesar: Divus Augustus and the Case of the Widow and the Wicked Freedman (3. 10) --
3. Another Hard Luck Story: Phaedrus' Tale (3. Prologue) --
4. L'Acteur-Roi: Piper Prince Breaks a Leg and Gets a Good Hand (5. 7) --
App. It's the Real Thing: Grunt Piggy Grunt (5 .5) --
5. The Price of Fame: Pompey the Great and the Queen's Shilling (App. 10) --
6. Talent-Spotting: King Demetrius meets the Poet Menander (5. 1) --
7. Your Life in their Hands: The King and Dr. Cobbler (1. 14) --
8. Kings of Fable and Fables of Kings: Emperor Ape; Sick Lion; Dictator Kite; Tyrant Pisistratus, King Long and King Watersnaker; and other Wolves (4, 13; 4. 14; 1. 31; 1, 2; 1. 1, etc.).
Responsibility: [translated and edited by] John Henderson.
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A collection of 12 stories written in colloquial Latin verse. This book offers insight into the classical life and culture of Ancient Rome through the work of the Roman author, Phaedrus, a freeman of  Read more...

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